Why You Don't Have to Feel Ashamed About the Weight You Carry

Today I'm talking about weight and shame, and the fear attached to it that can keep us hiding behind the weight instead of feeling free to be who God created us to be. 

If you are someone that's always focusing on your flaws - on fixing them, obsessing over them, or hiding them - the enemy is distracting you. Take a listen and see what I'm talking about.

Verses:

WEAKNESS and THORN IN THE FLESH. All of 2 Corinthians 12.

DON'T HIDE. Psalm 32:7, "You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance."

SEEK THE LORD. Psalm 34:4-5, "I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame."

BELIEVE. Isaiah 61:7, "Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. An so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours."

STUDY the WORD. Proverbs 4: 20-23, "My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one's whole body. Above all else guard your heart because everything you do flows from it."

Quote: "The devil tempts us to bring out the worst in us but the father tests us to bring out the best in us." Warren Wiersbe

Books: 

"Anatomy of a Food Addiction: The Brain Chemistry of Overeating,"  by Anne Katherine, M.A.

"Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food," by Lysa Terkeurst

"Good health, Good Life: 12 Keys to Enjoying Physical and Spiritual Wellness," By Joyce Meyer.

For those of you who need to remember that you don't have to be a slave to your fear...

For those of you struggling deeply with an addiction to food, this video is for you...

Finally, just in case you missed my Facebook post of the clip from This Is Us, here it is: