As I read Chapter 2-”Replacing My Cravings”, today, I was really struck with some reality!
Lysa TerKurst talks about letting food take the place of God. That it becomes your friend, your comforter and what rely on.
She asks the question-”Have you been thinking about, craving and arranging your life too much around food?”.
Well, that sums my life up over the past 39 years. : (
In the past I have been an anorexic, an over eater, a chronic restrictive dieter and an over exerciser.
So, I basically feel like I have been a Ping-Pong ball my whole life!!
I have never really found balance.
I am over-weight right now, so, I have pinged on the out of control side of the Ping-Pong table.
Do, I rely on food more than God?
There I admitted it…….
Food is my enemy, it tells me if I am good or bad- depending if I eat good or bad, it tells me who I am and what kind of person I am, it is my boss and it controls me.
NOT any of it……
I know our relationship with food is supposed to look like a scale-
–Obsession with Healthy Eating —-Balance with Food—Out of Control Eating–
I get this, but I have not yet been able to totally put it into practice!!
So, the book made me realize, that I need to CRAVE God more than Food tries to CONTROL me(and me letting it)!!
It is God, that, should define me, God guides-not controls, I am not good or bad based on what goes inside of me, but by Saved by His blood and being redeemed!!
I will be checking in later this week to tell you more!!!