Friday, October 28, 2016

Five Minute Friday: Eat

Y'all, I like food. A lot.  I wake up in the morning wondering what I will have for lunch.  Before lunch, I wonder what I will have for dinner.

I used to be a pretty picky eater. But growing up on pork chops and pinto beans, I eagerly began trying new foods.  I found that I love seafood and Chinese and Japanese food.  I love Reese's Pieces and Rolo's.

I like to eat.

Sometimes that can be a problem.

I've had problems with the eat to live versus live to eat dilemma.

At one time, it got so bad that I lost 32 pounds in a short amount of time.

I'm also an emotional eater.  Happy? Eat. Sad? Eat. Bored? Eat.

I have to be careful because I know that food can control me. I've been there and done that. Thankfully, at that pivotal point in my life, I escaped the chains that food held on me.

However, I know that I can easily fall back into that trap.  Those moments of weakness or deliciousness can grab hold of me quickly.  Too quickly. I've had those moments, moments I haven't been proud of myself.  But I thank God that He is with me, giving me the conviction of my sin and weakness and picking me up when I have failed.

Thank you so much for joining me for Five Minute Friday. Would you do me a favor?  Would you stop by my class blog and show some Five Minute Friday love to my students.  Three of them posted their first FMF prompts today.  Just click HERE to check them out.


  1. Thank you for sharing your story. I also am sometimes an emotional eater. I am stopping by from Five Minute Friday.


  2. Hi! Stopping by from Five Minute Friday. I so relate to your story! I have struggled with bulimia for decades, even though I stopped binging and purging 35 years ago! My desire to find in food what Jesus alone can offer leaves me feeling empty and unsatisfied. But when I eat because I'm hungry and turn to Him for everything else, my emotional need for food is diminished, if not eliminated. He is giving me deeper freedom every day from the lies that lure me to food to seeking Him because I want to please Him and not my stomach or flesh. Thank you for sharing so transparently!

  3. Ah, yes. The love-hate relationship with food and all things eating. I'm learning to eat more slowly and to savor each bite. I know Who fills me up.


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