For so many years, I felt like such a “slave” to food. It was unreal. If a plate of cookies was sat before me, I had no hope of winning the fight, and I was guaranteed to clean that plate. Often, I felt discouraged and ashamed of my relationship with food. Much of my eating was in secret, and I remember planning with joy the times when I would get to “eat” a food I really enjoyed. It was just too much.
In 2005, God took me on this journey where I began to understand my relationship to food, and began taking steps toward freedom. I quickly began to see that I relied on food to fill too many God-shaped holes, and I was going to have to make some radical changes if I was going to get this weight off and come to a healthy place. The journey was longer than I thought it would be, but I have seen victory. And despite not looking like it on the outside today, I feel freer than I ever have been before.
I am creating this community because I want to support you getting the freedom that is yours to have through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Your weight does not have to be the constant battle that you face; it can be over, defeated, finished. You can be a freedom chaser, one who runs with perseverance after a healthy relationship with food and weight, and toward wholeness and peace, with no chains attached (e.g. rules, calorie restrictions, fear). You can learn how to eat, understand why you run to food, and through prayer and a closer relationship with God, be free from this food and weight-related burden.
Freedom does come at a price, but with God’s help, I guarantee that you can make it there. I’ll be walking you through the journey 😉.