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Hungry I come to You
For I know You satisfy
So begins one of my favorite songs from Vineyard Worship. These words resonate with a deep, deep part of me. You see, I have a long history of trying to fill myself with all the wrong things.
As a young girl, I never felt confident in my personality, my likeability, in my body. But my intellect never failed me. I relied on the accolades and applause from teachers and other adults to measure my worth. And at home I could stuff down boredom, insecurity and shame with food. Too much of it. My curves came much earlier to me than most of my friends. And I felt ashamed of them. I saw myself as “fat” compared to the flat, lanky bodies of most girls.
As a young woman who took diet pills to finally look the way I wanted, I found my sufficiency in the attention of men. This only led to a different kind of shame and a dark emptiness when break-ups and rejection still came…
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