For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. II Corinthians 10:4
Sometimes it seems like we’re in the middle of a war — and we’re losing! But what “seems” isn’t always so. If you are a Christian, you are on the winning side.
The reason? We have superior weapons and can pull down the strongholds of our enemies. A “stronghold” is just what it sounds like — a strong hold. Food and appetite have a strong hold on a lot of us. It’s just stuff to eat — but when it controls us, it becomes our conquerer. That’s why more than half of our nation is overweight and why 95% of people who lose weight on diets gain it back. Food is winning.
For the Christian it doesn’t have to be so. Our weapons are stronger than willpower or diet pills. Our mightiest weapon is surrender and obedience to the one true God! Ask His help and tell Him you give up your appetite to Him. Vow to eat to please Him. And particularly acknowledge your weakness and ask His help at slump time. He is faithful and good and will always answer the cry of His child.
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Don’t believe a lie. You have everything you need to conquer any addiction — food or anything else. You can do it Just pick up your weapon — and trust.
Eating to live and living for Christ,
Susan Jordan Brown