I’m Afraid

This is what 10 pounds looks like. My friend, Donna said, “Feel how heavy this is. This is what 10 pounds feels like. Imagine this on your body.”

Lord, today is weigh-day and I’m afraid. What if I’ve eaten too much? I know there were times when I got too full. I am afraid of what those scales might say.

My child, as you look to Me, I will lead you. I did not give you this fear. Why do you let this box with numbers rule your life? Trust Me. All of your struggles have been because of lack of trust.

When You were confronted by the problems and struggles of life, you ran to food for comfort.

When you felt hurt, rejected, or disappointed in others, you ran to food for love.

When you worried over your needs, finances, or the needs of others, you ran to food for peace. True peace never comes from food.

Know ye not that I have come to give you abundant life, peace, love, and joy unspeakable?

If only you would run to Me, the One that loves you beyond your comprehension, instead the idol of pleasant pleasure food. Then you would find yourself walking in the freedom of My love. My freedom brings peace, joy, wisdom, and abundant life.

The idol of pleasure food brings entrapment. It brings damage to your body, but the worst is that it brings defeat and shame to your soul. I want My children to walk in victory, not defeat. I have come to set you free. Can you believe that?

Now don’t worry or be afraid of those scales. don’t look for your confirmation of success from numbers on a box. Look to My Presence for your success. I AM your success.

As you yield yourself to Me, I will grant you increase, not increase in body size, but increase in My love and power. I will increase My power within you to give you the ability to say “No” when necessary and “Yes” to My will.

I will increase My love within you so it will spill over to others and they can be filled with My joy as well, for I am the one true joy. Tell them to come to Me, for I AM the One true source of joy, peace, and love.

Yes Sir. Thank you Sir. I give myself to thee, do with me as You will. Help me to obey You in all things.

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For God has not given a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.       II Timothy 1:7 NKJV

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:9 NKJV

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  Romans 14:17 NKJV 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NKJV

_________________WOW!_______________

Stood on the scales,

WOW!  91 pounds gone forever!

Thank you Lord.

23 thoughts on “I’m Afraid”

  1. Your post described me. Fear of the scales and everything else U said. U have done a great job!! U always encourage me

  2. What you said about the candy bowl is so interesting. I always think about weight when I pick up a bag of sugar at the grocery store.. it’s only 5 pounds! The stress of carrying that around all day would drive my crazy… so strange to think about. Keep up the great work Debbie!

  3. Thanks Debbie, I am happy to know that you could look at that 10 pounds of candy and not even want one piece of it! WOW, God is really doing a great work in you. Thank you for being such a good example to us all.

  4. No Deborah… I’m trying to speed read everyone posts… so sorry! CONGRATULATIONS! ???? How awesome is that! When u hit 100 lbs we won’t be able to see you. No… really… U R my inspiration truly. ~bridgette

              1. Deborah… I love this! DO you mind if I post it with my Fitbit stats tonight with your blog info?

                Last Saturday when the time changed, a friend sent me a sign “Turn your scales back 10 pounds.”

                  1. Thanks Deborah… I’ll add to my post if I don’t fall asleep! LOL. If I do… I’ll post tomorrow. I don’t see how blogs have tons of followers and keep up… my little blog is a handful. LOL
                    ~bridgette

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