Somewhere around a year and a half to two years ago, back when I was on the wagon, I hit 9 months of abstinence from binge eating, I lost 120 pounds, and was at my dream weight. I realized now that one of the reasons I fell off the wagon was that my goals were all wrong. My main goals were that I wanted to hit my goal weight and rack up as many days of abstinence from binge eating as I could. I was willing to pray and develop a relationship with God if it meant accomplishing my goals. It should have been that my relationship with my god should have come in first in my list of priorities above and beyon days of abstinance, a dream weight, and being a fast triathlete. A couple days ago I started going to meetings, reading the bible, praying, and writing again.
I did a writing that asked, "write the similarities
between your heavenly father and your earthly father". I was horrified by what I
wrote. I wrote things like, "both are very harsh and quick to anger if I don't do
what he wants."
"They are quick to punish."
"It's almost impossible to be the person
they expect me to be." "It's better to be out of sight and out of mind than to be
seen and be a disappointment."
"And that I'm an annoyance to him when I need help or am struggling."
Somewhere in side of me I know that isn't who God really is.
But I'm having a difficult time convincing myself that he loves me ALL the time.
That he's kind and gentle. That he wants to there for me. He will be gentle in
his dealings with me when I need to lean on him. God actually wants to be a part
of my life, he has enough patience and time for me. He won't turn on me like
mean dog when I start to feel comfortable in our relationship.
reason I don't trust god yet. I'm afraid of him. The problem is me, not him. But I don't know how to fix me.
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