I keep asking that the Good 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 also 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. That power is like the working of his mighty strength.
Struggles. Cravings. Temptations. No matter what you call them, they are a part of our battle between the Holy Spirit in us and the sinful nature that we are born with.
I now call my daily battle with food “To Eat, Or Not To Eat”. Why? Because I’m either fighting the pull to eat whatever I want with no regard or the other extreme of spending so much time counting calories that it consumes my day. But as I learned this week in Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst, I am made for more and don’t have to live in either of those extremes.
I am made to live free of the bondage of food.
I am made to live in victory over my earthly obsessions.
I am made to be God’s child.
I am made to be obssessed with only Him.
I am made to be alive with the hope of His plans for me.
I am made to be free to be who He created me to be.
He has given me victory over all my issues. It’s freeing just knowing that, and fills me to the top with joy to live feeling no pull on my except towards God’s word and time with Him. I’m not saying that I still don’t face choices, dilemma’s and times where my emotions could be quickly “satisfied” with a nice big brownie. I’m saying that I’m making the choice to think in God’s victory rather than hope that it happens. God will meet me in my moments of temptation and craving. But I know He’s already been there and won, so I need not fear them when they come.
So my challenge for you today is what is your mentality? Are you already thinking like a victor or still thinking solely of the hard times?