#Empowered

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Women from all over the world and I are doing an online bible study through proverbs31 over the book “Made To Crave” by Lysa TerKeurst. It just started this week and are starting chapter 3 tomorrow. It is NOT too late to sign up. If you are not already registered please go sign up. You WON’T regret it! http://proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/#

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This picture depicts my last 6 years of life perfectly. I felt chained the a scale, It was a constant battle between the scale, the numbers, my measurements, and calories. I would spend hours and hours a day counting calories, figuring out what I wanted or could eat, doing workouts, weighing myself, and measuring every little bit of my body that I could.

After a few months of drastic starving myself I would decide that I didn’t want to live that way. That I wanted something better for myself. I would eat normal for a couple days and eventually fall back into the eating disorders cycle. 

Most of the time I really did know that this was not good for me, that I was just ruining my body, and tearing it down one skipped meal at a time. I knew it but I didn’t want to admit it. I knew I was harming myself and everyone around me, but I didn’t want to feel defeated. 

Even the last two months I have jumped back and forth between eating normal and cutting back a lot more than I should have to loose weight. I was about to fall hard back into the eating disorders, and then I found this bible study. (That is definitely a God-moment) 

The word Empowered is exactly just how it sounds. I feel empowered. I am empowered to overcome the eating disorders. I am empowered to beat them like I have never beat them before. I am empowered to think of myself as beautiful without having to lose weight to do so. I am empowered to be at a healthy weight and love myself as is. I AM EMPOWERED. 

I am so thankful for this bible study. I wish I could tell everyone who has worked on this Thank You enough for them to understand, understand what they are helping me with. They are using the gifts that the Lord has given them to help us other women. Us women who have been in ruts, and at the end of our ropes. There is a way out, and it is through God. When you crave God more than anything else you will be empowered. You will rise up. You will be closer to God! 

If you are still reading this and not doing the bible study, please go sign up right now! Don’t hesitate. Don’t waste a minute! It will be completely worth it!

 

God Bless,
Ariel

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5 thoughts on “#Empowered

  1. You are #Empowered and with God all things are possible! God will continue to walk with you and strengthen you to beat the cycle. Praying for you on this journey!
    Blessings, Denise C. (OBS Blog Hop Team and Small Group Leader)

    • Thank you! And thank you for all you have done and the others have done to make this online bible study such a success in just the first week! You guys are amazing and deserve a huge round of applause!

  2. mrskellypete

    You are not alone in your struggle. I walked down this road once, too. It’s so hard not to fall back into old routines when life gets stressful, but you’re an OVERCOMER! Christ wants more for you, and He will give you the strength to overcome.

    🙂

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