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4/4/11 6:53 P

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Which of the identity truths above is the hardest for you to believe wholeheartedly? Why do you struggle with this one?
If you could fully embrace these truths about who God says you are, how do you imagine it might, or might not, influence your food choices each day?

The truth that is hardest for me to believe wholeheartedly is the truth that says that I am "set-free." I think I struggle with this one because I struggle so much with anxiety and I don't feel free from the things that weigh me down. It is not how I normally reacted to things and I feel like I haven't let myself be set free by God but instead I hold on to my pain and I can't let it go so eating is easy to do and not caring about how it affects me is easy to get sucked into. I think that if I could fully embrace these truths about who God says I am, I would imagine that it might affect my food choices a lot differently each day. I think that if I realized that what I was doing to myself was negative and will affect me badly later and that it is not worth it in the first place, I would be able to use my trust in and the promises of God to get me through what is hard for me. This takes on a lot of different meanings in my life struggles, not just with food but EVERYTHING!!!

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4/1/11 12:28 P

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THE TRUTH OF WHO GOD SAYS I AM!
____, the forgiven child of God (Romans 3:24)
____, the set-free child of God (Romans 8:1-2)
____, the accepted child of God (1 Corinthians 1:2)
____, the holy child of God (1 Corinthians 1:30)
____, the made-new child of God (2 Corinthians 5:17)
____, the loved child of God (Ephesians 1:4)
____, the close child of God (Ephesians 2:13)
____, the confident child of God (Ephesians 3:12)
____, the victorious child of God (Romans 8:37)

Which of the identity truths above is the hardest for you to believe wholeheartedly? Why do you struggle with this one? close is hard for me. victorious is really really hard for me, and definitely not confident. set free feels impossible.
If you could fully embrace these truths about who God says you are, how do you imagine it might, or might not, influence your food choices each day? i think i would have it easy, thinking... "you were made for more than this...:" because that is the big deal. i think i was made for this...

"so whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 cor 10:31

"therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that so easily entangles, and let us run w/perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews


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3/27/11 12:03 A

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I think the truths that I struggle with the most are:
I am the set-free child of God and I am the victorious child of God.
With my bipolar cycles being more on the depressive side, I tend to end up feeling sorry for myself because I have so many "problems", so many allergies, depression, migraines, etc. Then instead of taking care of myself, I go ahead and eat foods I know that I shouldn't which only make me feel worse. This makes me feel like a failure and not victorious.
I am very good at sabotaging myself in this area. I tend to be a perfectionist. If I can't do it perfectly, then I must be a failure. I guess that probably means I also have trouble forgiving myself, too.

If I could accept the truths of who God says I am, I should be able to make better choices.
I am a set free child of God. I am not defined by my ailments but by His love for me.
I am a victorious child of God. With God's help I can make healthy choices and be victorious over my struggles with my food allergies and eat healthier.
I am a forgiven child of God. God can forgive me of my sins. He knows I am not perfect so why do I avoid trying for fear of not being perfect. I will try my best and forgive myself for not being perfect.


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3/25/11 1:18 P

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I think I have the hardest time with believing that I am, the set-free child of God . If I believed fully that I was set free I probably make better choices.

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3/24/11 10:00 A

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For me, its a lot of them

Set-Free
Accepted
Loved
Confident
Victorious
Sometimes...Close

Growing up I was often the outcast everywhere I went and often reminded of things I did or compared to things others did. It's hard to live as an individual when you've been conditioned to live comparatively. So all of the above are ones that I struggle with. I often forget I 'belong' in the Kingdom of God, not because of me, but because of Him.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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3/22/11 11:50 A

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I sometimes have trouble believing that I'm the forgiven child of God (Rom 3:24). I know in my mind that I am, but there are times when after laying something at the cross, I sneak over and take it back like God can't possibly forgive or handle this or that. Sometimes I ask for forgiveness for the same things over and over like once isn't enough. I need to remember that Jesus' blood and death on the cross covered my sins once and for all. I am washed clean from my sins and am a new creation, the past is over and it is time to focus on the present and the future God has planned for me.

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3/22/11 11:17 A

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These are hard for me to talk about because it brings up my painful past which I prefer not to talk about. Honestly the two idenity truths that are hard for me to believe are the:
forgiven child (Romans 3:24)
set-free child (Romans 8:1-2)

If I really felt forgiven of my past (it's very complicated because I was ritually abused in a cult)
then I believe I would make more choices out of the grace of God. Now I think I am still some what of a people pleaser, making choices out of some guilty place in my heart. In my head, I know I am forgiven and set-free, but it has not transferred to my heart. I have prayed about this for years but I don't "feel" it yet. I am trying - but I am not there yet. I know it will happen in God's time - I am still in that darn old "waiting room!" LOL

As for my food choices - I guess I might find it easier to choose healthy snacks without thinking so much about it. Now I have to stop and think before I choose a snack! If I was forgiven and set-free, I might be "freer" to choose a piece of fruit or a small handful of nuts instead of a left-over snack from my grandson that looks tempting!

I also would live a life full of choices that weren't related to other people as much but related to God - @ least I hope so. Right now I have to think out my choices before I make them which makes the process slow - and somewhat combersome. However, it does lead to much prayer and listening to God so I guess it does have advantages! unless I choose to just do it! I try to live in the present but I am aware of how much the past does affect my life. Forgiveness and being set free might change that some what. I know that sounds confusing but I don't want to go into a lot of confusing details. Just trust me on that!



I can do ALL things through Christ whom strengthens me.


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3/22/11 7:35 A

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The identity truths that are hardest for me to believe are:

the loved child of God (Ephesians 1:4)
the confident child of God (Ephesians 3:12).

If I could feel these two truths, really feel them and know them for the absolute truth, I believe my who outlook on everything in my life would change.

If I could remember in a moment of "needing to snack" that God really loves me and wants me to make the right choice in that moment, I believe I could start practicing that.

If I felt like the confident child of God, I would not let so much of the garbage in my life that I have allowed, and I would really believe I was worthy of my weight-loss goals and so many other things.

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3/21/11 10:16 A

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If your identity is defined primarily by past experiences or difficult circumstances, you're vulnerable to "identity theft." That's what happens when you identify yourself by your circumstances - you lose sight of the person you were made to be. In order to embrace the spiritual truth that you are made for more, it is essential to define your identity not by your circumstances but by who you belong to. The statements below define the truth of your identity as a child of God. Write, read, and put your name in front of each of the following statements:
THE TRUTH OF WHO GOD SAYS I AM!
____, the forgiven child of God (Romans 3:24)
____, the set-free child of God (Romans 8:1-2)
____, the accepted child of God (1 Corinthians 1:2)
____, the holy child of God (1 Corinthians 1:30)
____, the made-new child of God (2 Corinthians 5:17)
____, the loved child of God (Ephesians 1:4)
____, the close child of God (Ephesians 2:13)
____, the confident child of God (Ephesians 3:12)
____, the victorious child of God (Romans 8:37)

Which of the identity truths above is the hardest for you to believe wholeheartedly? Why do you struggle with this one?
If you could fully embrace these truths about who God says you are, how do you imagine it might, or might not, influence your food choices each day?

I can do ALL things through Christ whom strengthens me.


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