As some of you may know, the last few months I have been going through some big changes. I have been in the process of getting healthier by eating better, exercising, and losing some weight. I have good days and bad days but I have finally figured out that what really is most important is my head rather than my body.
I have been reading the best book by Lysa TerKeurst called Made to Crave. I literally feel like the author has been peeking in my window and writing about me. Through her I have really learned some great Biblical truths that relate to the sin of gluttony that I have been struggling with.
I have realized that like the title of the book says, I was made to crave. Only what I was made to crave was God…not food. The fallen world has twisted a wonderful feeling placed inside of me into something that has led to defeat, shame, and guilt. Only by realigning my thoughts and learning to crave what I was made to crave can I get off of the cycle of overeating and rationalizing it.
Thought for the Day: My weight loss goal is not a number on the scale. My real weight goal is peace.
Oh how I wish I had learned these truths years ago. Maybe I wouldn’t have wasted so much time in this struggle without any success.
And this doesn’t just apply to weight struggles. It applies to whatever you are craving other than God. There is so much in this world that we substitute for God. That’s our enemy’s aim, isn’t it?
1 John 2:15-16 says, “Do not love the world or anything of the world…For everything in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – comes not from the Father but from the world.
While I realize this will be a struggle for me (and everyone else too), until we are done with this world, I am so happy to know these truths and work on fixing my head (and my heart) and live a life that is pleasing to my Lord.