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11/4/11 9:24 A

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I'm bipolar so sometimes I go off the deep end about little things and yell at people and I can't control it. That is when Jesus loves me the most I think because that's when I need it the most.

My dad is an incomplete person that makes me want to eat. He had a very painful and messy childhood and that's chipped away at a person that never was complete (none of us are) to make an even messier person.

I try to love my dad as unconditionally as Christ loves me.I know I fall short because no one can love like Him but I do try!

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If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. ~C. S. Lewis

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4/25/11 1:18 P

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I have been told that I am a difficult person by several people, and not always in kind ways. I think the Lord has helped me by using the difficulties in my life as a window to see into others. Without the tragedies I experienced and the depression and anxiety I experience now, there a many people I couldn't identify with and those people need someone to recognize those hurts in them and reach out to them. So I would say God has shown me grace and mercy through teaching me how to turn my sorrow into someone else's' joy and sometimes joy for myself.

There are SOOO MANY incomplete people in my life, I wouldn't know where to begin. My biggest problem when dealing with others incompleteness is being patient with their learning pace and taking time out of my life to listen, understand and comfort. Secretly I am often thinking to myself: Suck it up - do you have any idea of the things that others go through or Really - do you really think you have the right to complain about the things you created? But then God reminds me that I've done the same thing and He reminds me to be patient, seek to understand, truly listen and be honest with love.

I'm learning where my treasure really lies, but it's hard to dodge the mud the world tries to kick at you to cloud your vision. That's why I'm grateful that He will never leave me no forsake me and he gave me friends on Spark, a great husband and an incredible church family.

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Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.


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4/17/11 5:36 P

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I am an incomplete person without God. As I struggle to learn to crave Him and allow Him to fill the hole in my life and make me complete, I know that I am not an easy person for other people to deal with especially since I have trouble dealing with myself.

There are incomplete people at work that are triggers for me to eat. Learning to understand they are incomplete people just like me who God loves and wants me to love in spite of their flaws might make it easier to deal with them.

I have a lot of resentment over how some of the things at work are handled and I need to figure out how to get over them. I need to do a lot of praying.

The past few days have been a real struggle for me. I have been very depressed. I have been having to fight hard not to just give up on everything. Reading this chapter makes me wonder if I am not being challenged.

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4/16/11 10:57 A

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When I think of how God has loved me in my incompleteness I think of how, even though I am worrying and not leaving things to Him or trusting Him he has always shown me love and His grace through the comfort He gives me every time I ask for it and try to trust Him. God also always has compassion on me and forgives me when I ask for it when sometimes I act out towards other people in my life in hurt or anger against them instead of being kind and trying to realize where they came from, I am slowly learning how to do this and getting better at it though. :)

When I think of an incomplete person in my life right now, someone that is sometimes difficult for me to love and may be a trigger that makes me want to eat, this might be my sister. I would imagine that the hurt that might be behind her messy behavior would be the hurt of my parents divorce and what happened that might make her react towards them, and everyone else in our family negatively because she is letting it become personal and hurt her, even though she had nothing to do with it and couldn't do anything about it, she continues to feel and act rotten towards our parents, mostly my mom, because I think she feels like she emotionally hurt us, and mostly her, the most. I think because of this she always needs and wants to feel like someone accepts her and loves her but she makes it pretty hard to get it at times that's for sure, its like she thinks we are to love her and be ok with what she says whether it is nice or not, just because she thinks she should tell it like it is...

I think I could better be able to love my sister as Christ has loved me if I realized her struggles with our family as I know how they feel but to share with her why she feels the way she does and what she can do and to look to God for healing instead of acting out at us. This happens sometimes but not very often. A simple act of kindness that I could extend to her would be love and caring, no matter how she is acting, but also trying to help her stay in tact with what God would have her do with kind reminders of this.

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4/11/11 2:16 P

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These are hard questions. God didn't "nudge" me to ask them of myself and you - He had to "push" me this time!

"We are taught to remain in God's love so that we won't tie our happy to anything but God. So our joy will be complete. Complete...Can you imagine how beautiful it would be to live as a complete person?" Made to Crave, page 123

"Incomplete people are a trigger that make me want to eat,,,The last thing I want to do when a person throws their incompleteness in my direction is love them, I want to grab a bag of Cheetos and rationalize how much a treat is certainly in order right now...
But what if I dared in that moment to think differently? What if I could be courageous to act and react like a complete person?" Made to Crave page 124

Incomplete people can be complicated. sensitive, demanding, and messy in their reactions -- in short, hard to love. Knowing that we are all incomplete, Jesus commands us to follow His example by loving each other as He has loved us (John 15:12).

How would you say Jesus has loved you in your incompleteness? In other words, how specifically have you experienced grace and kindness from the Lord during times when your messiness might have made it hard for others to love you?

Think of an incomplete person in your life right now -- someone who is sometimes difficult for you to love and may be a trigger that makes you want to eat. What hurt do you imagine might be behind his or her messy behavior?

How might you love this person as Christ has loved you? What simple act of kindness might you extend to him or her?

The ultimate goal of this journey is not merely to eat better or to weight less, but to crave Jesus and His truths as the ultimate filler of our hearts. That's what breaks the curse of the skinny jeans, or whatever else we may have tied our happy to besides Jesus. Obedience enables us to remain in God's love, and remaining enables us to love others. When we obey, remain, and love, we experience the ultimate reward -- joy that is sweet and complete and a bazillion times more rewarding than even the skinniest of skinny jean fantasies.

I can do ALL things through Christ whom strengthens me.

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