What if you’ve tried EVERYTHING and NOTHING worked?

I’ve been asked this question many times before so let me try and shine some light on this matter.

Most ladies who struggle with compulsive overeating and binge eating have literally tried everything you can think of to lose weight. They’ve tried fad diets, healthy food plans, diet pills, and other dangerous methods of purging, without success. They’ve tried to eat only when hungry, count points, prayer, counseling, and yes, many have tried my program… without success.


How can it be that after you’ve tried EVERYTHING, you are still dealing with the same stuff?

Like I’ve said, I know the feeling, and this is the conclusion I’ve come to in  my own life:

It was the only logical explanation, and it might be for you too.
When I stopped denying the truth  I had to admit that there was ONE thing I didn’t do: OBEY

Now please don’t stop reading just yet.
I know nobody likes to hear about obedience.  Obedience is not easy and not much fun (just ask your kids), BUT IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO TRULY LIVE IN FREEDOM. If we disobey God and think we’re bossing ourselves, we’re fooling ourselves. The Bible clearly says that we are being ruled by the enemy if we’re not under God’s rule (Romans 6)
It’s the one or the other, there’s no neutral ground.

Have you tried obedience yet? I’m talking about wholehearted obedience to the Word of God and the voice of the Holy Spirit. Only you can answer this…

There are so many advantages to obedience. According to the Bible we remain in God’s love and joy  if we obey Him.
John 15: 10-11
If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

I dare you to start obeying the voice of the Holy Spirit today, it can be done, millions of people obey Him daily, you can too my friend!

  • When He calls you into His presence – OBEY Him and find a quiet place
  • When He nudges you to get some exercise – OBEY Him and ignore all the excuses
  • When He urges you to step out of your comfort zone and follow your dreams – OBEY…

The more you obey God the more you will be able to resist the enemy’s temptations (James 4:7)


There is one thing you might not  have tried and the one thing that will bring peace and joy back into your life: OBEDIENCE

It’s so hard to get this flesh under God’s control especially if you’ve been doing your own thing for so many years, I know. It may be painful and you might cry many tears of frustration, but I beg you to OBEY anyway. It will be worth every tear you cry.

Psalm 126:5
Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.




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6 thoughts on “What if you’ve tried EVERYTHING and NOTHING worked?”

  1. Hi,
    You are soooo right on target!Having been purge free for nearly a year and having fallen and gotten back on my horse again, in the last few weeks, the only thing that to hear is the voice of the Holy spirit and to fall back in love with God agin. Also, if you suffer fron anxiety and depression as i do, a caring professional doctor and medication will also help. God bless you all.

  2. Thanks, Heleen for this post. Direct, simple, but the ONLY way!

    I’ve struggled with bulimia for many, many years. One thing that is beginning to make more of a difference lately is being proactive and having a plan ahead of time before the vulnerable times and situations. For me, just one bite over almost always pulls me down the tunnel of binging and purging. Since I now recognize that, I eat more slowly and stop when I’m satisfied or just at full. Usually in about 30 minutes, I’m comfortable and able to do other things as the Lord leads.

    Another thing God is showing me is that obedience to Him feels Much, MUCH better than the fling with food. You mentioned that it is not much fun obeying, which may be true at first, but over time, doing the right thing does feel good and godly.

  3. Helen you are so right and I know so well that obeidence is the answer that is so powerful. How in Gods world can I get started.
    I have become so desentised. There is so much issues and baggage that continue to pull me down. I dont know if Ill ever get this weight off. I think of Romans: Why is it I can do the things I don’t want to do but the the things I want to do I can’t do them.

  4. thank you so much, i’m still struggling with eating disorders in France. I didn’t find any on-line treatment associated with bible in French, but i observe lots of eating disorder women in France. I wonder if you’d like to create a page in French, i can translate some articles.

    Chloé ZHAO

  5. This is such a powerful post. I am praying to be at this spot again. I had a year of victory and am wanting that walk with the Lord close again.

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