Hope and Strength to Change

Food addiction is a struggle. Often, when I am stressed, I feel the need to have something in my mouth constantly. This has been true this week. God however has called us to more. We know that he has called us to more than addictions with drugs, alcohol, and pornography… Why not food? And if food is my struggle, why shouldn’t I treat my daily struggle of eating too my as something that is as serious as someone who has anorexia? Both food issues cause life-long health complications. Both issues are caused by deep rooted control and self-esteem issues. Now that I am admitting this issue, I can begin seeking the truth behind why I am over-eating and begin the process to recovery. God calls us to more, more than our addictions and gives us hope and strength to change. Ephesians 1:18-19 says:

I pray also that you will have greater understanding in your heart so you will know the hope to which he has called us and that you will know how rich and glorious are the blessings God has promised his holy people. And you will know that God’s power is very great for us who believe. That power is the same as the great strength.