I have no excuse. Plural. I have NO EXCUSES! None. It’s too hard. I can’t do it. I can’t be consistent. It’s – all – just – too – much. It’s worse for me than for someone else. But I need the food. I’ll be good tomorrow. So not allowed.
That’s just weak little old me talking. With a little encouragement from the enemy Satan, I can believe the struggle is just me and me alone. I can think it’s my effort and my commitment and my striving and my doing.
Ahhhhh but the Bible tells me different. Time to turn away from me and my thinking and get into some meditating on the Word and what it says. Get it into my spirit and believe it.
What does the Bible say in 2 Peter 1:3a?
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him the one who called us to himself by means of his marvellous glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:3 NLT
I have everything I need. No trying to sort it all out on my own. No doing it alone. No feeling like it’s all too much for me to handle. I am not handling it on my own. I’m not trying to figure it out on my own. Never never alone. My struggle with overeating and with food: that struggle – I am not alone.
… given me … everything
… I need … for living ……… a godly life. In everything, and that includes my obsession with food and my pre-occupation with eating is to be handed over to God and He will do the work in me. And I will be able to honour Him with my eating. I can live a right life in this particular area because it’s His divine power that is working it out in me. Not just this area but all my weak areas.
No ifs, no buts, no excuses, no whinging. His power in me.
When I let go and let God have room – things start to happen. When I turn from myself to God that is when God can start to do something in me and with us. Better to trust God than trust myself. Better to hand it all over to Someone who knows much better than me!