This weekend I celebrate four years of freedom from obsession and destructive behavior. Four years without bulimia. I’m not really celebrating the absence of the behavior, what I am celebrating is the fact that for the past four years I have been present in my own life. No longer distracted by the constant obsession over my weight and appearance, I am now free to fully engage in every moment.
It is fitting that this anniversary comes right around Easter because Easter is all about freedom. I am so grateful that I am free.
“Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life—no longer at sin’s every beck and call! What we believe is this: If we get included in Christ’s sin-conquering death, we also get included in his life-saving resurrection. We know that when Jesus was raised from the dead it was a signal of the end of death-as-the-end. Never again will death have the last word. When Jesus died, he took sin down with him, but alive he brings God down to us. From now on, think of it this way: Sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you; God speaks your mother tongue, and you hang on every word. You are dead to sin and alive to God. That’s what Jesus did.”
Romans 6:6 The Message
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