Claiming the Promised Land

Claiming the Promised Land

written by: Mrs. Ann Wooten-Taylor
by: Mrs. Ann Wooten-Taylor
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God promised Abraham and his descendants, the Children of Israel, that He would GIVE them the Promised Land, which flowed with milk and honey. The only problem is that the land was inhabited by the Canaanites who lived in fortified cities with seasoned armies and by the giants who lived in the mountainous regions of Canaan. Consequently, the Israelites were afraid of what they saw even though God had just miraculously delivered them from enslavement by the Egyptians.

We hypocritically criticize them harshly for their lack of faith, but we're guilty of doing the very same thing in our own lives, even when it comes to weight loss and eating disorders. Like the Israelites, many of you focus on what it will take to succeed instead of on the promise of success through Christ! You see the number of pounds you have to lose, recall how difficult it has been to resist the temptation to eat what you crave then purge, and doubt that you can ever successfully climb your way out of the mountain of weight you've put on or overcoming your unhealthy habit of abstaining from eating food altogether.

God's GIFT to you is the same as it was to the Israelites, Moses, Joshua, Caleb and David. The gift is the victory that is assured through Christ not the avoidance of the battle! God is your secret weapon! You won't be on the battlefield alone. On the contrary, what you'll discover is He will fight for you, for the battle is not yours, it's the Lord's (2 Chronicles 20:15). Nevertheless, you must show up on the battlefield with healthy meals, by exercising on your dusty treadmill, resisting your cravings and the temptation to return to your old eating disorder habits.

You must not yield to fatigue, be afraid that you'll never be free of the eating disorder, or be intimidated by how many pounds you must lose to achieve your goal. You must continue to consume healthy foods and beverages when you don't want another carrot or a bottle of water. When there seems to be a stalemate (plateau), trust God to turn the tide of the battle in your favor. Keep going to therapy and following your eating disorder treatment plan even when you don't feel like it's working. In the end, your testimony will be that you

are more than a conqueror through Him who loves you (Romans 8:37) enough to bless you with the laurels of success when the battle is over just as an athlete receives a medal for winning a race after months and years of training.

If you're ready to stop Wandering in the Wilderness of Obesity and Eating Disorders, God is ready to help you claim the Promised Land of Healthy and Fit for Life, ORDER your copy of the Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher's Edition TODAY at Amazon.com!

written by: Mrs. Ann Wooten-Taylor

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