Having faith isn't always a simple thing. Sometimes it's hard to believe especially when reality appears to contradict your faith. Another thing that makes it difficult is when the object of your faith fails you. For example, we all have faith that the chairs we sit in will bear our weight when we sit down, but on rare occasions, chairs have been known to collapse under the weight of the person who sits down upon them. It's a very painful and embarrassing experience.
You have probably put your faith in the wrong things at some point along your health and fitness journey. For example, did you trust your doctor to prescribe a diet plan that would work for you, but when it didn't, he blamed you, accusing you of not trying hard enough? Have you consulted nutritionists or dietitians who provided meal plans that tasted horrible and left you feeling hungry? Did you believe the testimonials about the diet pills and smoothies, only to discover after you paid for the products that they, too, were ineffective?
Just like the faulty chair, each painful disappointment is a direct hit to your belief that you ever can or will reach your health and fitness goals. However, the worst part is that it eats away at your faith in yourself. When you initially started to gain weight, you were probably confident that you could lose it by dieting and exercising on your own, and you didn't understand the people who allowed their weight to balloon out of control. Those entangled with eating disorders may have had similar thoughts. Over time, however, the repeated dieting failures resulted in you becoming one of those people. Consequently, the guilt, shame, and disappointment you feel is mostly because you let yourself down. In other words, you are the chair that failed to hold your own weight!
As a result, you no longer have any faith in yourself. Although you go through the motions of dieting and exercising, you don't truly believe that you will succeed. You're just waiting on the newest, inevitable dieting failure to manifest itself. Unfortunately, you're absolutely right! It will happen again and again and again so long as you keep wandering in the Wilderness of Obesity and Eating Disorders by putting your faith in all of the wrong people and things. The only way out is to believe the report of the Lord that He will give you the Promised Land of Healthy and Fit for Life and to fight the battle for the territory according to His plans! In the end, faith really is simple. All you have to do is believe the Lord (Genesis 15:6).
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Ann Wooten Taylor
Ann is an attorney who has been licensed to practice law in the State of Arkansas since 2004, practicing in the areas of child abuse and neglect, special education, and unemployment insurance law. Mrs. Taylor is also the C.E.O. of Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries and a Christian author. Her first non-fiction, Christian book entitled, "Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook" was published and released by Life to Legacy Publishing in 2015. Her second book, the "Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher's Edition" was published and released in December 2016.