When...When we pick food over our faith, shame settles in and it's not long before we disqualify ourselves and slip away.
So often in obesity we tend to disqualify ourselves and any calling on our lives. We're feel we don't qualify...Failure=Disqualification, right?
Picking Food over our Faith to cope, to comfort, to even entertain. Well, we are sure that's not right, right?
Well God showed up and started talking to me about this...
The Spring of 2016 was a bit of a war zone for me! I was hearing God whisper to me in my quiet times "What about my church that has disqualified themselves because of their behavior with food?" I didn't want to get involved with that rock and hard place. I didn't want to walk among the callings, and giftings that were laying around on the ground abandoned. And people?...People who had cast them off SURE or CERTAIN God couldn't use them any more!
This is where God placed an invitation in my hands to reach out to his bride and help them get the food FIXED! Invite them to say Yes! To their life, their health and their futures again! I started small communities called Yes! Groups! Where people of faith could come and be community and walk back out of the places obesity, disease and shame took us.
You see, I removed controlling foods and I gotmy control back. That led to over 85lbs weight loss and back to living and serving God. I help others remove controlling foods and work back to self control. Then I watch these clients begin to THRIVE...They are open, and they've opened their hearts to carry VISION AND PURPOSE again!
What do you hold? What is the unfinished business of God in your life? Where did you leave the call and the gift of God you were given? When we pick food over faith shame settles in...and we slip away.
Time to come back!