When I was addicted to food I felt powerless to control it. There was no stopping me once I started eating a bag of chips, or a bag of cookies, whatever, and the craziness wasn’t limited to carbs. I even overate meat. I ate til I was sick. The crazy eating cycle had to end but I didn’t know how to get it under control.
Alcoholics say they go through the same kinds of cycles, and in Alcoholics Anonymous they have a 12-Step Program that includes calling on a “higher power” to help people break the cycle of addiction. The power they’re referring to is never really specified because they want to be inclusive of whatever that term means to people.
But since we’re here, I can tell you what it means to me:
- I believe that God is who He says He is.
- I believe God can do what He says He can do.
- I believe I am who He says I am.
- I believe God’s Word Word is powerful and that it’s actively working in my life.
- I believe I can do all things in the strength of Christ.
My cycle of food addiction broke proportionate to how well I knew – and trusted – God. In fact, I started to crave Him in an exclusive way, a way that meant I didn’t crave anything else, not food, not approval from people, not stuff, not clothes, not cars, not money, or attention, or any other thing.
That’s because my soul was “full.” Finally!
If you think you might have an addiction to food and you’d like to have a conversation about it, contact me any time. I promise to do most of the listening.
We’re stronger together,