This is the inauguration to my new life, as I chisel out the healthy me from the emotional eating, procrastinating, anxious- ravenous eater that lurks inside. This journey will not be without challenges but with God anything is possible. I am making this public for accountability and to provide strength and encouragement to others. Using food as an escape mechanism to desecrate my temple will gradually become a thing of the past.

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This journey started over a decade ago; however, I would faint and give up. I used sex, drugs, and approval to cope with uncomfortable feelings. Today, I will eat when I am hungry and stop eating when I am sated. Similar to moving to a foreign country, this is uncharted territory, yet is my God-given territory. God declares that we have the authority in Luke 10:19 to overcome any trick, trap, or hindrance of the enemy, “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. Food has always been my friend that helps me feel better, temporarily, but always turned on me in the end.” 

girl-standing-1789334__340So my emotions must cease fire when I operate with the power that God blessed me with. Now I can say, “Sadness, sit down!”, “Fear, peace be still!”, “Self-pity, you are not condemned!” Oh glory to God, I am elated by the freedom that awaits as I obediently war against eating for fun or eating to smother unpleasing feelings. Please continue to pray for me and the entire body of Christ as we “trample snakes, and scorpions”, thus “overcoming all the power of the enemy.”

This song, “Because of Your Love”, by Chris Quilala is my new theme song. Becuase of God’s love for me, I am learning to love me too much to stay bound.

 

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Daddy, please forgive me for being mean to me

Using food to cope when I should have sought you earnestly

What’s done is done, but there is new hope

Teach me how to rely on you alone cope

Eating has become another form of self-destruction

Freedom awaits as I submit to your instruction

You love me too much to see be bound

Confidently lifting my eyes to heaven; not focused on pounds

A living sacrifice, fixed on being made well

As you have give authority, I am learning to exit this cell

-Lady Jay

 

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