I am a recovering compulsive overeater, abstinent by the grace of God one more* day at a time. †
Occasionally, it is good to let the texts do the talking. Today is a good day for that.
From today’s entry in Voices of Recovery:
“In OA we have discovered that humility is simply an awareness of who we really are today and a willingness to become all that we can be.” — The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, p. 60
From Proverbs 15:
“5 A fool spurns his father’s discipline,
but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.”
“31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke
will be at home among the wise.
32 He who ignores discipline despises himself,
but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.”
From my reading through the Bible, currently in Matthew 23:
“12 For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
“27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean. 28 In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.”
From the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous, “The Backslider”:
“It is a striking thought that God never forces anyone to do His will, that His help is ever available but has to be sought in all earnestness and humility.”
*Abstinence began for me on May 11th, 2010.
† For the sake of accountability, the details of my eating are posted in my online food log.