The Truth About Food
I’m just sitting here hanging out on my porch with my puppy dog and it’s a beautiful day. I have something that’s a little scary to share that I just feel like if I don’t share it I would be doing you a disservice, especially when it comes to getting freedom from overeating.
This Three Letter Word
Today I’m going to talk about a little three-letter-word,
S-I-N = Sin, and how it plays out when it comes to at least my food addiction and my emotions and my relationship with food.
I’m mostly talking to other women who have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior and other people that are doing this journey when it comes to food and working on getting free from food.
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I was listening to one of my favorite speakers the other day and he made it really clear. Because often when we deal with food it’s not really clear what we need to do, what we need to focus on, and what we’re doing wrong, and often we don’t even believe that we’re sinning.
There are so many things that the Bible talks about that are clear when it comes to sin like the things that are in the Ten Commandments; murder, lying, cheating, having affairs and all kinds of things. I’m not going to go into them all, you know what they are. But when we talk about eating it’s something that we have to do.
Created To Eat
We were created to eat food for food to nourish our bodies. Maybe you’re going to say, “Duh Ceanne” but for me when I heard the statement that I’m about to share, it’s like a light bulb went off in my head.
It created a space that is going to be really easy for me to really know how to decide what I can eat and what I can’t eat.
When we have a relationship with Christ, for me, I talk to Him and He talks to me. It’s not crazy; it’s a relationship.
I’ll go back to what was shared and what I heard is this ….
If you know that you’re doing something you’re not supposed to be doing, that IS sin, period.
Maybe the Bible doesn’t say ‘don’t overeat’
It does say not to be a glutton. We’re not to be gluttons or eat too much.
Hoarding our food or eating too much or having an idol would mean making food more important than God and that’s definitely a sin.
If we’ve made a decision not to eat a certain thing and we do it anyway, we’re actually sinning.
Being Clear About My Promises Brings Freedom
For me this idea really made it clear, when I make a promise to myself, “I’m not going to eat sugar or I’m not going to eat cake” or whatever it is and I feel tempted, and I and I fall into the temptation, I am sinning.
I used to think, I’m only hurting myself; it’s no big deal. But the truth is I’m sinning.
It’s a promise that I’ve made to myself and to God.
Sometimes people might have a conversation with the Lord and He gives them ideas of what to eat or what not to eat and then if we do what He is asking us not to that is also sin.
Overeating Is Destroying God’s Plan for Life
Moving into this more of a clear idea of how overeating is destroying my life and knowing that when I go ahead and break a promise to myself or a promise to God or do something that I know I shouldn’t be doing, that’s a sin and it’s no different than any other sin and that breaks God’s heart.
Hopefully this gives you freedom. It’s not like I’m sharing this to judge, but when we know things, the truth will set us free. This is truth. Sin is when you do something that you know is wrong and you do it anyway.
Have a great day and I will see you later. I’ll talk to you soon.