My Testimony after Breakthrough

The Breakthrough Course allowed a different angle in my life to begin its process. Years ago I made a file in my word processing program called, ‘Weight Loss’. In it are ALL the different plans I have followed through the years. I also have another file called, ‘Strongholds’. These two files can overlap one another in the area of my stronghold with food. While doing Breakthrough, I came across something written in 2007. It came out of ‘Strongholds’. I would like to share it.

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DAILY JOURNAL

February 8, 2007
This should have been written down a few days ago when it came to my mind, but I didn’t take the time to do it. Perhaps I just needed to think it out a touch more.

Could the process be more simple?

Zech 4:6
‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
Says the LORD of hosts.

Matt 11:28
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Once again I am working on getting rid of extra weight that I put on last year after I quit smoking. I know how to get to my goal, it is all a matter of getting started, but it is so hard . . . or is it that I just keep telling myself it is hard? Let me reverse that thought by saying that it can be very easy, if I just set my mind to doing it. One day at a time . . . five pounds at a time. Let me make it even easier for myself. For right now, I only have to lose one pound at a time and that is all! One day at a time . . . one pound at a time. Does it get any easier than that? Perhaps!

It might be as simple as asking God to take over . . . Asking Him to be a partner with me in this personal restoration of my body? If it is that easy, then that is what I will do. I am asking Him for His help. I openly admit that nothing has worked in the past that completely takes away this problem I have with eating wrong things. Starting right now, I am going to trust and believe in living each day spiritually feeding on His Word. Beginning with:

‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit.’

Willpower has nothing to do with it. Willpower sounds great, but it is nothing more than a big long word that I seem not able to obtain. So instead of turning first to my own initiatives, I will learn to trust His Spirit to empower me by releasing His will and power into my life; energizing me to be steadfast concerning staying on course with diligence to eat the right things. Today, my several journeys of weight loss have left me completely depleted of any self-confidence. I will abide upon His bosom, turning my eyes to His Word that says:

‘Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.’

Could it really be as simple as turning it over to God and then emotionally walk away? If I truly do that, will I find power through His Spirit to break free of this bondage with food? I am willing to try. Beginning today, I will deliberately pray during those first few moments of food temptation. As soon as I start to feel my determination weakening, I will begin renewing my
mind by calling on God through His Word.
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The journal writing itself was saved and forgotten. But from that journal writing began my file of index cards that are called, ‘Renewing of My Mind’. On index card sized pages are written scripture after scripture to help break this stronghold with food. Through the years I have come back to them time and time again.

With all that being said, I have been on a path of getting to the bottom of my stronghold with food for years. Without Weight Loss God’s Way, I was unable to understand the psychology of my problem. Then came Breakthrough, allowing the beginning of understanding. I still have work to do but at least the ground has been broken. The whole story needed to be told from its beginning because where I am in that process, Breakthrough will most definitely be a marked point in that process years from now!

When signing up for either the 10-Day Challenge or for the Academy, I was asked in FaceBook what I wanted to take away from Weight Loss God’s Way. My answer was that I am seeking scripture as a spiritual way to let go of my stronghold. I am not exactly sure how it was worded but it was to that effect. Then came Cathy’s catch phrase, ‘I can do hard things.’ It still had not connected with the writing, but I was so drawn to it that it has been used as my motto from the very beginning! The entire program of Weight Loss God’s Way has satisfied what was missing all along —instructing exactly how to use those scriptures! I cannot thank you enough! The Breakthrough Course was all-important to this process and where I am today! I will go through it several more times, allowing everything to be put in its proper place.

On July 27, 2021, during Week Seven of Breakthrough, is when the hard copy of that journal writing fell out of a book that was in a box to be donated to Goodwill. Is it not strange that this is the year I found Weight Loss God’s Way? Was it not perfect timing for that writing to come back to my remembrance on the day that it did? We have such an awesome, awesome God!

Perhaps I did need a touch longer, Father, to think it all out. But Abba, you’ve got my attention now!

And by the way . . . in that ‘Weight Loss’ file where ALL my different food programs are listed having their own file, at the very bottom, the very last one is, ‘Weight Loss God’s Way’! I know this will be the last plan that is needed to be put into place in my life setting me free and it is sitting just where it needs to be —THE last one!

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