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Looking for love . . .

Saturday, May 19, 2012

. . . in all the wrong places.

That was the theme of my life until about 5 years ago.

I have been reading "When Food is Love" by Geneen Roth lately. It's been difficult to read but it's been insightful and has really helped me look at my past and let go of some things that I needed to.

I have spent much of my life looking for approval or acceptance from the wrong people, I've always tried to fit in, instead of allowing myself to be who I am supposed to be. I've been snobby, I've been judgmental and I've paid dearly for it.

Thanks to my relationship with God, the peace I have found there. I know I am forgiven for who I was, I know I am loved in spite of who I was. There is a tremendous freedom in that! It's healing to know that there is one place I can find love without compromising ANYTHING!

I've noticed that since really paying attention to my feelings, to what I've been eating, I've been able to curb some of the random eating I've been doing throughout the day.

One of my favorite verses is Psalm 91:4 "He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart." I'm resting on that one today!!
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  • JODIRICHARDS
    What great insights and growth in your life! Keep sparking along the journey that God lays out for you.
    2762 days ago
  • 22CHUNKY
    Splendarific! Insightful! Loving ourselves in NOT wrong. After all, the LORD created us! We just need to keep things in order.
    2763 days ago
  • AVANELL
    I think most of us have fallen into that same trap.....looking for love in all the wrong places. We all have to find our own niche in life and that is in Christ Jesus! Some, sadly, never find that place of safety where they can know the joy of being loved unconditionally. Some are still trying to fill the void with all kinds of goodies.....things that they think will satisfy. I'm glad you've found your place in Him!!

    God bless you for commenting on my blog! I pray that you will go for the gold and push past the calorie laden goodies to find the joy of the reward like Moses did!


    2763 days ago
  • KITKATSGRACE
    Wow, you are so right! Psalms 91 is one of my very favorite chapters in the Bible. Thank you for sharing, have a wonderful day!!

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    2763 days ago
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