I have been a professional dieter almost all my adult life. I have lost the weight of at least three people, and gained the size of six people. I have tried every diet that is out there. I have tried juicing and eating correctly. I seem to do well for a while, and then I fall off the wagon.
We all have something in our lives that we just can’t get the victory over. It may not be “Big Sin” issues, it could be just a habit we can’t overcome. This alone can make us feel like a failure.
I promised God that I would do better by vowing, “I will never eat like that again.” But the key lime pie would somehow jump out of the plate into my mouth, down to my stomach without my consent :). There is a reason why I haven’t been able to gain freedom in my eating habits. It is because I haven’t faced the truth about this area of my life. I am addicted to food!
I have to admit that I loved to eat, and I have not surrendered this area to God. I give it to Him and take it back. It’s like rolling a ball by pushing it away, and then I run over to the other side and take the ball back.
God will take care of those areas if you submit them to Him.
“Roll your works upon the Lord commit (and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and) so shall your plans be established and succeed.” Proverbs 16:3, AMP
I have to admit that when this area stays submitted under God, I find success. God gives us grace each day to start afresh. He doesn’t condemn us when we fail.
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1, ESV
I am finding victory in God one day at a time.
“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” Mary Engelbreit
Let’s truly submit those difficult areas to God and leave them with Him. Get His perspective of what you need to overcome while focusing on the power of the Cross.
Father, forgive me for living my life apart from You in this area of my life. I repent for not surrendering, taking back and yielding to You. You do not see me as a failure so I will not see myself that way. I surrender ________________(name the area) into Your hands, and I trust that You will direct me in gaining victory in this area. I realize that the Cross and the Blood of Jesus has made me victorious already. Thank You.
In Jesus Name, Amen.