The Deeper Issues Are Most Important

The women who participate in Weight of Grace groups tend to each focus in on one particular aspect of the process of experiencing freedom from overeating, sometimes to the exclusion of other important aspects of that process. 

Many women really like to zero in on eating when they’re physically hungry and stopping when their hunger is satisfied. Of course, that is how we were designed to relate to food and will eventually be part of any lasting freedom from overeating, but that is not the only issue that needs to be addressed. Women like to emphasize the do’s and don’t’s of eating and hunger because it seems to be something they can actually do.

However, no matter how much they “work on” responding to physical hunger, unless they have addressed such motivations for overeating as “medicating” their emotions with food or having fears about what it will mean if they’re slim, they consistently fail at eating in moderation and in response to physical cues.

Interaction with the Lord over deeper, seemingly less control-able matters can be tough, but that is where real freedom begins. Ask God to show you just one area in which he knows you need to adjust your thinking, and see if you not only experience more freedom, but also a closer relationship with Him.

“…you were taught … to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:22-24, NIV)

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