My testimony (Cliffs Notes version)

By Kimberly Taylor


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I attended a seminar last week called ‘Tell it Like it Is’, which taught how to testify with impact. The instructor walked us through the process of creating a brief testimony and I thought I would share mine with you today:

Where I was

I was a Christian, but I wasn’t living in victory. I was nearly 100 pounds overweight, and felt defeated, depressed, and discouraged. To cope with those feelings, I ate. Food became my god, lover, and friend. I knew that I was killing myself with a knife and fork, but felt powerless to stop it.

My experience meeting Jesus

One day, I got up from the sofa too fast and experienced a crushing chest pain. It only lasted a second, but the pain terrified me. God spoke to me in that second: “It is not supposed to be this way.” I chose to believe Him and my life changed.

Where I am now

God invited me to trade the false security of food for real security with Him. He is now my God, lover, and friend. I walk with Him daily. I am no longer defeated, depressed, and discouraged, but am filled with His love, His peace, and His joy. I no longer abuse food and have lost 80 lbs so far.

Where I hope to be

God is still working to help me achieve my ideal weight and to cultivate spiritual fruit within me. At times, I still struggle with temptations for destructive foods, but I am winning this battle by strengthening my faith in Him daily. God has promised me an abundant life and assures me that I can do all things through Christ. I boldly claim and confess those promises every day.

Kimberly Taylor

About the author

Kimberly Taylor has a heart to encourage others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22 herself, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds and have kept it off for over 18 years. Through the Take Back Your Temple Christian Weight Loss program, her goal is to inspire Christian women to live fit, healthy, and empowered in Christ.

  • Hi Kim your story appears to be my story except I haven;t reached victory yet in this area, I am hoping by viewing your site and receiving the encouragement that I can be victorious in this area. I have had so many ups and downs with my weight it is overwhelming.

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