I used to think that feeling comfortable in your body and feeling free around food was only for other people. I distinctly remember walking through the cafeteria in college and seeing all these women carefree-ly (is that a word?) eating their Chick-fil-A sandwiches and waffle fries while I walked past with some sort of low-fat, low-calorie concoction, assuming that was just the way things had to be.
Well, I’m here to tell you that is nothing but a lie.
Every single one of us was created in the image of God- “fearfully and wonderfully made” as Psalm 139 puts it- and there is no reason to be ashamed of that. Furthermore, God made our human bodies to require food, and we should receive it with joy! 1 Timothy 4:3-4 talks specifically about food, saying that God created it to “be received with thanksgiving… for everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.”
Sometimes, the first step to making a change in your life is realizing that you are capable of doing it; that it is possible for you to change and experience a new way of living. We are called to “take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ,” and Christ says that we are His beloved sons and daughters, worthy of freedom.
Food for thought: What is one small step you can take this week towards food freedom?
2 responses to “It’s for you, too”
Love this reminder. The call to “take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ” can feel like a weighty task. But thankfully we’re not asked to do it alone, and even though freedom in obedience seems antithetical, I’m seeing more and more how letting go of unhealthy thought patterns opens up room for peace and growth.
Thanks for this!
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“Freedom in obedience”- I love that! Thank you for such a thoughtful comment 🙂