I have been able to look at food for what it is nutrient for my body to continue to function properly. Not as a substance that I am going to abuse and be a slave to. That’s what we do when we can’t control ourselves around it, when it consumes our lives daily. I don’t want to be an addict to food just like I don’t want to be an addict to drugs or anything else that will harm my body.
I have known several people through the years that were addicts to other things and I have watched it destroy their lives. As I am sitting here writing this out it is being made even clearer to me. I think to myself what makes my food addiction any different than a drug, alcohol or tobacco addiction to the unsaved person seeing me. If an unsaved person was looking at my life and saw that I was over weight due to my own choice's what kind of testimony is that showing? Do they see that I am filling myself with unneeded and unhealthy food when I am trying to teach them about a God that can and will fill all the holes in there heart and needs in there life. Isn’t that what I am doing when I decide I need that late night ice cream or extra serving? I have been trying to fill the holes in my heart with comfort, except I was searching in the fridge instead of in God.
I don’t want to be the kind of person that makes someone else turn away from God because of my actions. We are all accountable to God for our own actions and I want mine to be glorious to Him.