Over the last couple of weeks, stories having been pouring in with people sharing their debilitating struggles with unhealthy eating and lifestyle habits, and expressing their desire to change. Our hope is that through these stories, you’ll find commonalities, encouragement, and hope in that we are all on this journey together.

Konni’s Story:

I am about 80 lbs. over a healthy weight for me.

I’m telling you this because I want to change. I can’t do this myself and I’m having faith that God will help me. I have a major sense of apprehension –  Will I be able to do it? Will I just fail again? Will God really hear my voice crying out for health? Will I not want to face my fears and responsibilities? All of these questions continue to run through my mind.

I’ve finally figured out that for years and years, I’ve used food to heal my hurts, disappointments, frustrations, anxieties, rejections, etc. I’m ashamed at my selfish efforts to do it my way – it shows that I care more about my comfort and getting immediate satisfaction than I do about my health. I know the time for change is now and I have no excuses left. I’m choosing to jump off this unknown cliff not knowing how God is going to get me there. I’m scared, but I know he is with me.

Can your relate to how Konnie is feeling or what she’s been through? Send your thoughts, comments, and stories to [email protected].

Are you worried that you’re eating habits have gotten out of control and/or you find it difficult to have a good relationship with food? Tonight, we’re offering two new support groups as part of the Celebrate Recovery lineup for people with food issues – one for men and one for women. Join us in the Worship Center at 7:00 p.m. If you think you might have an eating disorder, come to our next support group on Wednesday, February 2, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 304 on the Lake Forest campus.