Picture this. You’re standing in front of the refrigerator, the door is wide open, and you’re staring intently looking for something to devour quickly. Something sweet. No salty. No both! But there’s one problem. YOU’RE NOT EVEN HUNGRY! Does this scenario sound familiar? For many of us, it does, and in fact, could have been played out in reality in our own kitchens just moments ago. The issue of emotional eating is a loaded one, with hundred of thousands of people struggling with it every single day.
Friend, if you struggle with the stronghold of emotional eating, you are not alone, and I believe you have been placed here, to read this post for a breakthrough! Today is your day to start fresh, and learn how to conquer emotional eating for the last time. Learning how to “Emotionally Pray,” instead of “Emotionally Eat.” Below is a simple 4 Step Process to begin your journey. Get excited, because you are about to learn how to seek after God in your times of stress, instead of food, conquering the vicious stronghold of emotional eating once and for all.
PREPARE-Preparation is key in combatting emotional eating. Prepare your mind with scripture daily. Verses like Jeremiah 29:11, and Isaiah 40:13, remind us that God has good plans for our lives. And believe this; those plans include losing weight and living healthy for Him.
OPEN YOUR BIBLE-If we want God in this journey, we have to take Him on the road. Whenever possible, especially when eating, open your Bible (or Bible app) and let God’s precious promises soothe your mind, body, and soul. It’s an incredible deterrent to emotional eating.
GET OTHERS TO PRAY-Let’s face it. We will not always be motivated on this journey. During those moments that we begin to embrace the “I could care less about weight loss right now,” we need others to be interceding on our behalf. Reach out now to close friends, and family, asking them to lift your weight loss journey up to God during their prayer time.
DON’T GIVE UP-Remember the old cliche, “It’s always darkest right before the dawn.” Cliche or not, it’s true. We are known to give up on this journey right before our breakthrough. Don’t do it! Pray to God right now, that He will give you the courage to persevere, and press on.
Implementing these 4 Powerful steps will guarantee a transition from Emotional Eating to Emotional Praying. Remember, you have been placed here for such a time as this, and when you “cast all your worries upon Him,” He will see you through to success, “Because He cares for you.”
If you would love to join our family of men and women losing weight for the last time and growing deeply in your walk with the Lord, start your journey today!