THE WEIGH DOWN APPROACH: AM I A FAILURE?
Your major concerns will be: "How can this work for me? Because:
- "I feel a distance between God and me because I thought He made me overweight and, for years, has not answered my prayers to take this weight off."
- "I've tried every diet five times, every diet pill and exercise, and failed miserably—so how can this work?"
What we are really asking is... "Am I a failure, or is God angry at me and sabotaging me?"
Well, you are not a failure, it is not genetic, and God is not sabotaging you. He does hope that your slavery to diets and overweight will make you call out to Him. He is in love with you, and He wants you to depend on Him for deliverance so you can see how mighty He is and how important you are to Him.
Why have diets not worked so far? The reason is that you (like me and the rest of the world) have tried using man-made rules (diets) instead of God's rules. God has never asked anyone to eat food off of a list, to count fat exchanges, or to take an appetite suppressant. You have just been applying the wrong medicine to this condition. You were using your willpower and man's rules. God is too smart to let a local weight-loss group or fat gram counting be your Savior and thereby get all the credit. Man-made rules will not work.
Now, welcome to the Weigh Down Workshop''", a place that teaches you God's rules for eating and shows you the futility of man-made rules. Welcome to the Weigh Down Workshop''", a place that shows you how to use God's strength rather than your willpower! Welcome to the Weigh Down Workshop''', a place where thousands of people are now thin after years of trying.
In summary: you are not a failure. You have been using man's rules and your willpower, and now you are going to use God's plan for eating and His strength. There is hope, and God will get the credit!