Truth Card Installment #856 (Entitlement)

entitlement

Ok, so maybe I haven’t posted about truth cards 856 times. In fact, I think I have only posted a half a dozen times specific truths that are in my truth cards.

Do you find it helpful? I hope so!

It certainly helps ME to review them yet again and I hope it helps YOU to have some “ammo” so that you can take captive runaway thoughts and replace them with God’s truth! 🙂

In my years of being on this journey with Thin Within (since 1999), I have found that for me and many others I have spoken with Entitlement is perhaps one of the number one challenges leading us to eat outside of 0 and 5. I know I say that about everything, but this time I mean it! 🙂

Seriously, if we can recognize when an attitude of entitlement has reared it’s ugly head and stop it dead in its tracks, I think we will find that a lot of our eating outside of 0 and 5 STOPS.

Reviewing truth about entitlement is a great way of doing that.

These truths came from my work on Barb Raveling’s bible study on Entitlement Eating. Credit where credit is due!

Entitlement Eating:

1. When I feel entitled, I feel like eating *anything* I want because I *deserve* it. THIS IS A LIE.

2. I do NOT have a “right” to eat in that particular situation. God ALONE determines when it is time for me to eat.

3. God is DISHONORED by my attitude of entitlement. He wants me to approach all His blessings with humility.

4. When I live by my “rights” and feelings in the area of food and eating, I OVEREAT and GAIN WEIGHT. I AM MISERABLE PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY, and SPIRITUALLY.

How About You?

Does an attitude of entitlement affect you at all? Does it cause you to reach for food out of the boundaries that you believe God has set for you?

 

 

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14 Responses to Truth Card Installment #856 (Entitlement)

  1. Lisa September 27, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    This is definitely a thought process that i have had and given in to. “If they can eat, why can’t I?” “I should be able to eat like a “normal” person!” etc. on a more positive note…I spent yesterday putting together my “Truth Cards”. It is almost 12noon and for the first time in almost 4 years, I have had a successful morning! I know that God led me to your site; I am working my way through the Bible study on my own.

    • Heidi Bylsma September 27, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

      Lisa! I am so glad to hear it! I don’t think you are the only one working through the bible study right now. If you make a comment on the study posts, you may get others responding. 🙂 So glad to hear that you have had a good morning!

    • Carrie September 28, 2013 at 6:40 am #

      Hi Lisa
      I am also working through the bible study on my own. Am on week 5 now. May God strengthen you on your journey!

      • Lisa September 28, 2013 at 6:49 am #

        Hi Carrie! Thank you! I pray for your success and transformation tooo.

      • Heidi Bylsma September 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

        Woot! YAY!

  2. peacelily70x7 September 27, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    This lesson speaks to me of other area’s in my life where I’ve justified sin because I’ve thought I was “entitled” to my rights. :/

    • Jamie September 27, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

      Amen Lynn. : ) We Americans suffer from this disease. : / I repent of an entitlement attitude Jesus. Help us all to be humble. Amen.

  3. Sheila September 27, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    I just added your truths about Entitlement Eating to my journal. I am learning that “entitlement” is behind a lot of my eating outside of my God-given boundaries. Thanks for posting this. I’m still slowly working my way through workbook #1.

    • Heidi Bylsma September 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

      Slow and steady is great, Sheila! We are after a renewed mind and a new way of thinking. It took us decades to think the way we do, so certainly a few months (or years) working on thinking differently isn’t too much! Just extend grace and patience with yourself! 🙂

  4. G. A. Arias September 28, 2013 at 4:51 am #

    Love this. I think my “rights” lead me into “wrongs” more times than I care to admit. 🙂

  5. simplydalena2013 September 28, 2013 at 5:47 am #

    Dear, dear Heidi. You ask “Do you find it helpful? I hope so!”

    Absolutely!!!

    Heidi, as you know, I’ve had several weeks of “down time”. I’m slowly making it back to normal, whatever that is. 🙂

    I have a lot of catching up to do. I’m looking forward to it. This lesson is the 1st I’ve read in quite awhile and yes, YES!!! It is helpful!!! As every single thing you write and send us. God bless you for your ministry!! It is reaching far and wide!!! Because of our friendship and my learning from you, many lives here in Iowa are being impacted!!!

    Heidi!! Thank you for all you do!!! Please, never, never quit.

    LOVE,
    Dalena

    • Heidi Bylsma September 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

      Hi, Dalena. I hope you are recovering well, dear one. Thank you for your words of encouragement! 🙂

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