I had held out as long as I could for an answer I liked, on my terms with my idols intact. Praise the Lord for His patience. I am thankful for every miserable failure over every shiny new (false) hope. I wish I hadn’t fought so hard or so long against Him. But I did, and yet He welcomed me home when I finally gave in.
He is God, His word is true, His love is faithful. Like the prodigal son, I learned that He alone is more satisfying than life on my terms, in defiance of Him.
The Stop Dieting For Life Program exists partially because I’m a human laboratory of failed weight loss experiments. I have amassed quite a library of resources. I could write a book about the things you don’t need to waste your time doing. But instead, I decided to write about what to do. It starts with realizing that only the power of God in us is strong enough to defeat our strongholds. We can’t, but He can. And He will.