Romans 12:2 says, "Be ye changed by the renewing of your mind," and then you will know the perfect will of God. In other words, change always starts within us. Specifically, we have to first choose to do something different, but humans often change their minds again and revert to their old habits. This is probably the way it has been for you in terms of weight loss and eating disorders up to this point. You make up your mind (resolve) to start a new diet and exercise regimen, but your resolution falters shortly after you begin,
if you ever truly get started at all.
God's Word says, "A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways (James 1:8)." If you're honest with yourself, you can admit this is true in terms of your weight loss efforts and entanglement with eating disorders. Not only do you constantly change your mind about starting a new diet or going to inpatient treatment, but you also vacillate between sticking with the plan, following the advice of your therapist, giving in to your cravings to eat unhealthy foods, and making excuses not to exercise. The instability is further evident by the excess weight you carry, changes in how you view yourself, how you relate to others, and how your health is, or eventually will be, affected. Nevertheless, God can and will provide the stability you need in this area of your life when you change your mind and adopt His perspective of your issue with weight and eating disorders.
The choice is yours as to whether or not you trust God and obey His Will. Jesus said, "He who loves Me obeys My commands (John 14:21)." When you read and obey His Word as it pertains to the body, dieting, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body, you discover His good and pleasing will for your life in regard to food and beverages. Then you have the right to ask for the Holy Spirit's empowerment to succeed where you previously and repeatedly failed in the past. That's a request God can honor because seeking Him and His righteousness first (Matthew 6:33) in all things proves you now have the correct motivation for losing weight and being free of eating disorders. In other words, "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31)."
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Ann Wooten-Taylor, C.E.O.
Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries