Who do you eat for?
For a long time, I ate what would help me achieve that “mannequin” look. The one the catwalks promote.
I wanted to weigh what my friends weighed. We’d always compare our measurements. We didn’t eat properly and, although we’d “kill ouselves” in the gym and almost “starve ourselves”, we were always frustrated because we would only lose a few grams.
It was a very cruel war! Worst of all, we didn’t have much weight to lose in the first place!
Today I ask myself: why all the fuss? To please God? Of course not! I was focused on what the scale showed me. My faith was divided. How could I expect to hear God’s Voice or see positive results?
Such an illusion …
We normally eat to satisfy our basic needs, but some people eat for the sheer pleasure of eating. As we say in Brazil, they “eat with their eyes”, and end up eating more than what fits in their stomach. Not to mention those who vent their frustration by eating.
It is very important to understand how and why we eat, therein may lie the reason why the scale never points to our desired weight. It’s always too much or too little.
One day, a verse I read awakened me to this paranoia. I finally woke up, I reasoned. I started to use my intelligent faith, and what I ate had everything to do with it!
“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
(I Corinthians 10:31)
If there is a World Health Organization (WHO), with standards set for each individual, from birth, for ideal weight, body fat percentage (all dependent on their height and age); who are we to change or doubt something that has been set by people who know what they are talking about? Obviously, if we choose to ignore it, things can only go wrong!
Today I eat normally. I don’t deprive myself of anything, because I take care of myself to glorify God, so I can be healthy and serve Him more and better. I’m accompanied by a nutritionist, since I’m not educated in the matter. I don’t want to do anything wrong. As you can read here in the blog, things are working out and will continue to, because my focus has changed!
My dear friend, take advantage of this 21 Day Fast and change your focus. Put the Holy Spirit in first place in your life and you will have the self control necessary to eat healthy, and not only that, you will be able to glorify God with your life as a whole!