This message is not for those who are comfortable in the rutted habits they find themselves in. It’s not for those who think they have everything figured out and don’t need any help. This message is for people who are desperate for God to set them free from bondage to sugar and food addiction.
It’s For You
It’s for those of you who have tried every diet, every program, every plan, every supposedly magic trick known to man and woman and still can’t say no to the foods that are killing you the more you over indulge in them.
It’s for those of you who have lost weight and gained it back plus more. It’s for those of you who no matter what you do, can’t lose more than a few pounds but have 100 or more to lose. It’s for you who are disgusted with yourselves. It’s even for you who are still in denial that you can ever lose the weight.
It’s for you who know God is the answer, but you can’t figure out how to find the key to let Him into your food life. It’s for you who really want to taste and see that the Lord is good, but just can’t figure out how that works when all you do is eat whatever you want, whenever you want and however much you want.
Desperate for Transformation
It’s for those of you who are desperate for transformation, but you don’t want to change. You are in a habit loop that has become so ingrained that you have no idea how to begin to change. Still, you want so badly to lay down the weight that has so easily entangled you, but you don’t want to give up the foods you love more than life.
You want something to happen to make you change overnight without going through what you are sure will be an agonizing process of having the foods you love torn from your hands as you hang on for dear life.
I want you to know, I have been where you are. I was so trapped inside the 430 pounds of flesh that had become my body that I didn’t even know if the real me was still in there. And if it was still there, was it worth anything at all to God.
I Surrender Some
For years I clung to being the ruler of my own life. However God asks us to allow Him to be the King of our hearts. We sing, “I Surrender All,” but what our lives say is “I surrender almost everything except the comfort foods I love. Those are mine. Everything else is Yours, Jesus.” With Jesus, though, it’s all or nothing.
When God finally got hold of me and helped me understand that I am a sugar addict, I surrendered everything to Him. After I did that I sought out a coach and a group to help me understand how to walk this journey. Along the way I lost 250 pounds.
My core truth for my transformation journey comes from 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 AMP. I’ve chosen the portions that speak the loudest to me. “God said, ‘My grace is sufficient for you for My power is completed and shows itself most effectively in your weakness.’ Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may completely enfold me. For when I am weak in human strength, then I am strong, truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength.”
Allowing God to be at the helm, it was far from an agonizing process. Once I surrendered to Him, losing 250 pounds was the easiest hard thing I’ve ever done. It can be the same for you.
How To Walk This Journey
After losing the weight, I went back over my journey and saw what I did that anyone else can do. I saw it fell into five stages. Every step involves the total transformation of body, soul and spirit.
This isn’t just something we do to lose weight. This is something we do to allow God to totally transform us from the foundation up, from the inside out.
In my course Journey to Transformation I help you get started. It’s not a cookie-cutter journey. First, there’s no cookies involved, Ha! Second, this is about principles, inner healing, discarding hidden mis-beliefs, forgiving past issues that are keeping you stuck and so much more.
Yes, we’ll talk about food and exercise, water, sleep, recreation and more, but before we get there, we’re going to be sure that you are ready, really ready to commit to a journey, not just another quick fix.
I extended the deadline for joining to tonight, Monday, Feb. 18 at midnight. This is the last day though, because our first lesson releases tomorrow. The introductory lesson is already in the group.
One last thing, I said at the beginning that this is for desperate people. Only desperate people are willing to get out of the ruts they’ve made. With the help of a coach, a group of peers and God Himself, you can do this.
Join us now. There’s very little time left. Here’s the link again: https://TeresaShieldsParker.com/JTT/.
I’ll see you in the group.