Romans 6:14 (ESV)
For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
I have read on Facebook something that saddens and that is people who condemn themselves because of their obese state.
And because they condemn themselves and others have condemned them, they think that God must condemn them too.
Nothing could be further from the truth! God is about restoration, not condemnation. He sees differently than human beings see. Think of it like x-ray vision. God can look right past your body, straight into your heart and mind.
He sees all the invisible thoughts and behaviors that contributed to your physical results. And He has the ability to help you change them.
If you have been condemning yourself for your weight gain and generally being unforgiving to yourself then I believe it saddens God. Why? Because through His grace, He has set you free from garbage thinking. Continuing to put yourself down plays straight into the hands of the enemy.
The enemy wants you to be so condemned and discouraged that you get deeper into bondage. But sin no longer has dominion over you. The only power it has is that which you choose to give it.
Remember who your Father is. In your weight loss journey, think restoration not condemnation. Forgive yourself for your past; after all there is nothing you can do about it.
The body you have now is just a snapshot of the choices you made in the past. The choices you make now will determine the body in which you will live in the future.
A necessary part of embracing health is embracing grace. In that way, you can walk in freedom and newness of life, which is the gift that Christ died to give you.
Dear Lord, help us to not condemn our self or others for their weight. Help us to walk in the newness of life found in You. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
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