I few months ago I worked through the following statment, and after following my Dr.’s advice, realized it was, and sometimes still is, a statement of fact.
As I was reading through it again this morning, trying to jump start my motivation again, I recognized that this statement is vague enough that we could all apply it SOMEWHERE. My brother in law just had a heart attack, and will have to stop his 7 pack a day habit. I have another friend who is recovering from alcoholism, and doing really well. Mine is overeating.
Substitute your “issue” for the word “food, and see how it fits your life.
“As it stands today, I prefer to continue living my current lifestyle, which leads to early death and the abandonment of my wife & family, rather than control the amount and frequency of my food intake, exercise, and feeling my fears.”
What do you need to change for you, your family, and your God? Be honest!