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Life and Conduct and Taking Responsibility


Life and Conduct: Taking responsibility for our lives, our selves and our circumstances.

Proverbs 23: 1-3 (NASB)

On Life and Conduct

1 When you sit down to dine [with a ruler], Consider carefully what is before you, 2 And put a knife to your throat If you are a man of great appetite. 3 Do not desire [his] delicacies, For it is deceptive food.

Welcome to Few Words Thursday, it’s been a while! I have no good reason for not being here; the best reason is apathy. Apathy, just another subject of life and conduct and responsibility. But I digress; apathy is for another day!

Today I want to discuss the struggle with obesity. Obesity is a national epidemic here in the USA, as we know. However, we’ve spent a lifetime ignoring it as a weakness or a disability. Some people are simply genetically predestined to be overweight, right? Well, maybe, but in the end the victory over obesity is won by sheer perseverance.

Biblically it is said that we are healed: Jeremiah 30:17 says, “For I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, saith the Lord.”

Many believe that the illness of obesity is caused by a wounding of the spirit. That words spoken abusively, intended or not, wounded the spirit of the overweight soul; or that physical abuse caused the spirit to be wounded. However obesity, whether genetic or emotional is killing many; it’s killing me. So what to do?

I have recently turned these issues in my life to the Word of God … and they are there. The starting scripture tells me to be aware of the food in front of me; that the “delicacies” are a lie.

They are! Think about it, many of us eat out of emotional turmoil: loneliness, feelings of worthlessness … that candy bar or that bowl (pan) of mac and cheese … I deserve those! One more won’t do any harm, right? And I’ll feel better [emotionally] afterward!

It’s an emotional addiction … an emotional crutch! And it’s killing many (me).

So what to do?

Me, I’m doing all I know to do when it come to the heart event. The lack of salt in my diet rendered a ravenous sweet tooth in me that I fight with ever fiber of my being. I think I’m doing well … I really do try … persevere. So in this apathy ( that has kept me house bound, with writer’s block and a feeling of worthlessness) I allowed myself to make some poor choices.

NOW, I’m done with that ! I want to go from this:



To This:



Proverbs 15:29-30 (NIV) says:

“29The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

30 Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.”

So in short … I must be self-controlled in my diet; conducting both my dietary and emotional life with diligence. I do this with the Word of God. I have found that direction for every area of ones life, for every area of concern or trial, the bible holds the foundational truth and the remedy to life and these areas and more.

So its full steam ahead. I will be discerning about what is on my plate, I will resist the lie of the delicacies for happiness and I will find joy and healing in the Word of God … applying such daily and in every circumstance.

Do you have an area of your life that you need to conduct differently or take responsibility for? Are you ready for the profound changes that God will make in your life if you allow Him access to these areas?

If so I would encourage you to do the easiest thing I know how to do … Google it, like I did. Simply write what I did (but according to your need) : What does the bible say about obesity? was my question to google … you will be amazed at the resources you find.

My advise from there is to check each resource, diligently, by the bible. Remember God promises us these things, but there is a part we must take responsibility for to receive the promises. Like the second scripture says; God hears the prayers of the righteous! But one must be righteous in the eyes of God for Him to hear your prayer … doing all you know to do in accordance with God’s Word insures that righteousness!

Do not be anxious about anything, Loves, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. As it says in Philippians 4:6

Blessings Loves, and thank you for joining me in FWTH! 🙂

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

8 thoughts on “Life and Conduct and Taking Responsibility

  1. Great post as always…. this song was playing in my ears as I read it, and it seemed to go along perfectly.

    Thanks for the blessing of your words.

  2. Wow, you write on difficult things! That takes courage. I don’t overeat but I crave chocolate and hamburgers a lot. I eat in smaller amounts but I eat bad things. I didn’t even know that scripture was in the Bible! What an eye opener!
    Can I reblog this?

    • It’s the difficult things that plague us; and if what I go through and how I handle it helps someone then it makes my efforts in life that much more fulfilling. Thanks for reading and joining me! I count you a friend. Blessings!

  3. I wrote mine yesterday and then forgot to link to you. I’m sorry!

  4. Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Thursday.  First, I want to thank some people.  Recently, I have had some new subscribers to this here blog and I want to say, like Gomer Pyle, 
    “Thankee, thankee, thankee!”
    You have really encouraged me to keep going and I appreciate your support.  Really.
    Today, I’m joining a friend, named Andrea Hutchinson, for her endless pursuit to make her words fewer.  If you would like to come along with us, just link up to her blog here: May My Words Be Fewer-Thursdays,and leave a sweet comment for her.  Or, if you want to leave a comment for her in my box, I’ll make sure she gets it.  Anyone is invited to write their own post and link up with us.  Join us!  You might like it.  If you don’t have a blog, you can just put your post in her comment box or mine, whichever you feel more comfortable with.
    And now, on with the prompt:
    Life And Conduct And Taking Responsibility:
    Over the past six or more years, I had been taking Wellbutrin-or the generic version of it.  Well, I discovered some problems with it.  For one thing, it was draining my energy.  I was sleeping 16 hours a day.  I was also dehydrated, some of it from not eating and some from the medicine.  I kept getting sinus infections and could not get well.  I missed a lot of church, at home in bed.  I did some reading and found that after a few years, Wellbutrin can no longer do it’s job and actually has the opposite effect-causing depression.  I finally talked to my doctor and he took me off of it.  
    He put me on a different medication and I am feeling much better.  I am getting back into the world. I am slowly taking back responsibility of my life-one step at a time.  I have slowly gotten back into the housework and my blog.  The weird thing is, since January, when I started setting some posts to publish, I started noticing more subscribers.  It has been rewarding, seeing that I am reaping for the sowing, sort of.
    I still need to work on the housework more, get more of a schedule.  I am working out a schedule, it’s just not fully there.  My family feels like I am part of the family again and obviously, they are glad to see me out of bed.  Another weird thing, is that Terry had to wake me up, so I could take the medicine-or it would keep me up at night.  I feel like one of those celebrities-I have to take medicine to get me to sleep and medicine to wake me up.  lol
    So, what is a stumbling block in your life?  Is there something you need to work on?  Tell us about it.  Maybe we can help.

    • Awesome Holly!
      You know when I’m in a funk I sleep a lot and don’t do housework either! These are definite symptoms of depression. So glad to hear about your getting a new med and your subscribers! You know I noticed in January that I had gained a few as well! Very encouraging!

      A bit of a tip for the not sleeping at night … I tried a product called Midnight … ( I get the menopause one, lol) it has melatonin and lavender and camomile in it … all herbal and I am finally sleeping through the nights with no grogginess in the morning. The upside is it is safe to take at anytime of the night and you can still get up with the alarm.

      Thanks for joining me! Loved the post!
      Blessings my dear friend. 🙂

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