Today we are sharing our thoughts on Chapter 5 of Made to Crave. If you wrote a post, will you link up here so that we can encourage one another on our journey?
“We were made for more than this. More than this failure, more than this cycle, more than being ruled by our taste buds. We were made for victory. Sometimes we just have to find our way to that truth.” – Made to Crave.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been striving to process the truth this past week. I want to thank you all so much for the encouraging comments you left on my Week 4 post. You literally moved me to tears by your love, how you are championing me through this. I can’t thank you enough!
But it has been a hard week, at least the later half. I started out with fresh determination and for 3 days I did well abstaining from sugar. And then, the old lies came back, “just one won’t hurt you”, “you deserve this”, “this will not make a difference on the scale”, “you’re too weak to say no”. And instead of reminding myself that I WAS MADE FOR MORE, I gave into the lies. I gave in to temporary fulfillment and pleasure. I sinned.
I am seriously considering pasting those words up everywhere I go, so that I will remember to tell myself that I WAS MADE FOR MORE. I need to retrain my brain and my mouth to hear and speak the truth. Lysa calls it rewriting the “go-to” scripts that play in our head every time we are tempted. It is one of the most crucial steps towards permanent progress. If I am going to be successful, I must rewrite the scripts that play over and over again in my head — the excuses, the rationalizations, the “I’ll do better tomorrow” escape clauses. I must force myself to get into the habit of replacing those scripts with the truth — I WAS MADE FOR MORE! For it’s the truth of who I am in Him and the power to live out that truth that will provide fuel for this journey.
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.” (Ephesians 1:17-19).
I pray this scripture every week in the Prayer Room. I never even thought about using it to pray through my weight loss. Let’s break it down.
Keep asking. Keep asking. It is crucial that we ask God to join us on this journey. We must continue to ask for His wisdom and revelation concerning our food choices from now on.
Embrace Your True Identity.
“Glorious Father”. This answers the question of “Why are we made for more”? We are made for more because we are children of God. The truth of our identity as a child of God empowers us to believe that living in victory tastes sweater than any unhealthy delicacy.
Find the Deeper Reason.
“So that you may know Him better”. This is the real reason that grounding ourselves in the truth is so vitally important. It’s to know Him better. The more we anchor ourselves in the truth of who we are and the reality that we were made for more, the closer to God we will become.
Discover a Hope and Power Unlike Any Other.
“That the eyes of your heart may be enlightened.” The Apostle Paul asks for light to be shed upon our hearts so we will more clearly recognize the hope and power that is available to us. It is crucial to have a hope and power beyond ourselves.
How about you? Are you having to push through the lies and rewrite the scripts in your head? Do you believe that YOU WERE MADE FOR MORE? Be sure to stop by and visit Venessa and leave her some encouragement on her own journey.
Starting Weight: 201.8
Today’s Weight: 200.6
First Goal: 175