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“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.“ John 8:32
We must tell ourselves the truth. The world will tell you that you are overweight from eating the wrong foods, that it is genetic, that it is your hormones or a metabolism problem. This is not true. Notice the pattern. All of these lies have one thing in common… they take the responsibility out of your hands and put the blame on the food, your mother, your genes, or anything but yourself. In addition, notice these lies make you feel sorry for yourself because you accept the lie that you are a victim. A voice tells you that you must have been left out by God.
Now, notice how you feel when you hear the truth…You are not a victim, you have not been left out, and you can lose the weight permanently and be thin for the rest of your life by choosing to obey God with eating! Notice that satan tries to rob you of joy. But the truth energizes you and convicts you to take responsibility: you have been overeating, and if you reverse this today, you will lose weight. I see people taking responsibility each day, and it is exciting. But projection and blaming others will paralyze you, rob you of the God-given responsibility, and give you an invitation to give up, rather than fight to eradicate your own selfish desires for too much.
There is a one-to-one correlation between telling yourself the truth and being set free from overeating. Those who hide from the mirror, the scales, or the Weigh Down accountability partner never progress. If you listen to the truth of Weigh Down, keep a food record, record your weight, and just get up to fight the good fight, God will see you through. Take responsibility for desiring too much food and change your mindset. Weigh Down gives you all the tools. I cannot tell you enough about listening to the truth and the effect it is going to have on your transformation into a Thin Eater and being born again to a whole new you! Romans 12:1-2a says:
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
When you transform your mind, your heart, and your desires by listening to the truth and by getting into the Bible, then you will desire less food. This is a permanent lifestyle change