Working out can make your muscles sore, cause cramps, and leave you feeling fatigued. Likewise, going to therapy to talk about your eating disorder can often make you feel worse about your problem instead of better. As a result, sometimes it is truly difficult to make yourself get up and do it all over again. I know you have heard it before from countless others, but it truly is worth it. What you are experiencing is no different from what a mother goes through to deliver her child.
Yes, there is pain involved, but in the end all that matters is the new life the woman has given birth to. It is the same for you. Right now, you are in labor. You are pushing yourself to deliver the healthy and fit version of you that is buried underneath the fat and cowering behind the eating disorder. God says, “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you” (Galatians 4:19), please don’t give up! Labor on! Push through it!
Jesus said those who believe in Him would not only have the ability to perform the same miracles He did, but they would also do even greater works than He had (John 14:12). So why do Christians act helpless, hopeless, and powerless, especially when it comes to something so minor in comparison to His miracles as health and fitness? We bury our heads in the sand during every crisis. We roll over to play dead when hard trials come. We feel like losing 100, 250, or 500 pounds is an impossible feat. We cannot even imagine living life free of an eating disorder, so why even try?
If you have been given the ability to heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out demons as Christ did, why can’t you see that losing weight is nothing in comparison? Why do you believe that overcoming an eating disorder is an impossible task? With God, nothing is impossible (Matthew 19:26). Change your perspective. When you feel like you cannot push past the negative thoughts and feelings, emphatically declare, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13)! When the labor pains intensify, embrace and walk in the authority that has been given to you through Jesus Christ our Lord. Speak life to your situation and take charge of your health. Then you will finally obtain and live the healthy, fit, and victorious life you were meant to have.
If you are ready to give birth to the healthy and fit version of yourself by eating and drinking for the glory of God, purchase your copies of the Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook and the Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher’s Edition online today at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.com. In the books, you will learn the biblical principles regarding the body, dieting, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body for the glory of God. Read our weekly blog for motivation to stay healthy and fit through Christ. Follow us daily on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for recipes, and diet and exercise tips. Tune in to our syndicated radio show on iTunes, Spotify, the DFW Den Radio Station, the StudioW Buzz Radio Station, and Victory KVDW 100.9 FM, 95.3 FM, and 1530 AM in Little Rock, Arkansas for interviews and health and fitness trends. Lastly, make your tax-deductible donation to Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries at www.eatingasanactofworshipministries.org!