For the past two months, I have been on a quest to drop fifteen pounds. The message from the Lord was loud and clear.
“If you don’t turn this runaway train around, your eating habits are going to kill you.”
I was having some serious abdominal aches and pains and concerned I was having gallbladder issues. Who knows what else my agony might have been. The Lord said,
“I cannot override your stupidity and lack of discipline concerning your eating and your health.”
This was a hard word, and He meant business with me!
It is God’s desire we be in good health, but as long as we are foolish about what we eat and how much we eat, He is not obligated to do for us what we refuse to do for ourselves.
About twenty years ago, I lived a macrobiotic lifestyle. The woman who was teaching me about this way of life, always said we create our own disease. I thought that was so harsh and hard and untrue. But the older I get, the more I think there is probably truth to her statement.
About this same time, I had some heart issues and had to see a cardiologist. He told me to lose 20 pounds and my weight should never be over 130 pounds. After seeing him, I adopted a macrobiotic lifestyle and lost 20 pounds, but over the years I didn’t take his words and wisdom seriously.
Most of us don’t heed a warning until it is too late. Then we get mad at God because He doesn’t heal us.
Our health and weight are serious matters, and on some level it is our responsibility.
I am eating a fourth of what I was eating before I starting losing weight. Its amazing how little food we need to feel good. All my GI symptoms have gone away, and I have dropped eight pounds in the past two months.
God expects discipline in every area of life and food and weight is no exception.
The Lord corrected me.
A few years ago my daughter lost 40 pounds. She is only 5′ 4″, so she didn’t have room to distribute all that extra weight. After she fought the battle and conquered the problem, she would often talk about how she had a totally different relationship with food.
I had never thought about having a relationship with food.
Our lives should not be lived around food. It’s an addiction just like any other addiction. We should eat to live not live to eat.
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