We find ourselves standing...where we always HOPED we might stand.
It's God! He heard the cry of my heart to stop the addictive eating and living I was doing. I wasn't even crying out that hard for it. I'd quit trying and just accepted the shameful depressing places of obesity.
It's God! His grace came and found me. He heard my prayer for help that was barely a whisper on my lips anymore...
I'd always struggled with my weight and I'd always struggled with food. Clearly I can remember as a latch-key kid coming home on my own from 5th grade on and eating all I wanted. Truthfully I figured if "no body was there to stop me, then who cared what I ate"?
So bread and butter became my friend and then my master!
Huge pieces of Italian bread and margarine. I'd go through 2 or 3 pieces a day, before dinner...and who knew when dinner was coming...certainly well after "cocktail hour"...so yea, nobody cared...Not even me.
Fast forward to my 50's where again I stumbled away from eating well, eating right...into bread and butter, my old friend...and again master. There were no wide open spaces of God's grace, where I could ever hope to stand...I was locked in a dark place...lost in obesity...
You know my story, I took the hand of my cousin and together we just went on a diet...I did it for her and eventually it clicked in for me.
Today I stand in that wide open space of God's grace. I do stand where I never thought I would again. I've not only crawled out of a hole, I crawled over my fear of failure, fear of giving up my precious foods, fear of restraints of a diet into the most amazing God-filled life and calling.
God gave me a Yes! I said Yes! to his call, his plans and now his purposes for me. I stand in this amazing Grace.
What if He has plans and purpose for you too? What if there is a freedom from the carbs and sugars that are controlling your life? What if you said Yes! To your life, again. Your health and weight again, and your future?