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You might be thinking that I need strength to finish it, but that's not what I'm here for.
I'm almost overweight, and my family stresses that on me. However, what they don't know is that whenever they tell me to watch what I eat, my brain interprets that as 'I'm getting fat, I should stop eating'. I've been greatly considering a full fast so I can lose some weight. I also have depression so said fast might continue after Easter if I end up going the full fast route (it's also very easy to trigger suicidal thoughts). (This is my first time fasting.)
I was also born with a very mild case of autism (which my family wants me to grow out of, and I don't want to grow out of it), and I feel like nobody understands me since I'm basically standing at the line between normal and autistic.
I feel like there's something wrong with me, help!!!
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Second, by all means do what you need to in order to live a healthy lifestyle of your choosing, but be VERY cautious of using a spiritual fast for any purpose other than what spiritual fasts are FOR. They are not about weight loss. They should never be about weight loss. Fasts exist for a very, very, very specific reason, and that reason is spiritual not physical. If you're contemplating doing a fast for any reason that isn't God related, it is not going to end well, because that was never what it was intended for. (If you want to do a non-spiritual fast specifically for health reasons, that's different. They just shouldn't be combined.)
As far as "understanding" goes, there may indeed never be another person on this earth who truly understands you. Or me. Or any of us. Thankfully God does. He understands us better than we understand ourselves. Fellowship (human fellowship) allows us to come together and unify on a number of things that we all have in common. There will always be some things we don't have in common, though. It's what makes us us. We aren't robots. The beautiful news is that even in our unique state, we have a Savior who totally gets us, 100%. And loves that unique us, too.
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Regarding the autism, you have a VERY mild case and don't let that be an excuse to hold yourself back. Yes it's part of you, but there's more to you than that. You're a bright kid and have a lot of talent. I look forward to seeing what you can do with your creativity.
Let's talk in person okay?
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