“This isn’t just a battle in the physical and mental realm. This battle is spiritual as well…” Made to Crave, p. 147
I keep reminding myself of this. Sometimes I feel silly that something so “physical” can be so hard for me. Shouldn’t it be easier to just not eat certain foods? But, I am reminded, through this book, that God is doing a bigger work in me. He is using this to refine me. He is teaching me new things about Himself through this.
And for those reasons, it becomes worth it to me.
“So, I’m not on a diet. I’m on a journey with Jesus to learn the fine art of self-discipline for the purpose of holiness.” Made to Crave, p. 158.
This is another truth that I need to hear. Self-discipline has always been hard for me, I think. At least in some areas – areas like exercise, controlling my eating, getting up early consistently. Knowing that this battle I’m on for a healthier life is a journey to holiness, well, that just puts it in a new perspective for me.
I am continuing to pray for each of you on this journey, as well as my own heart. I’m praying for God to grow more and more self-discipline in me. I’m praying that He would search my heart and continue to show me areas where I need change in my life.
I’m praying that He would increase my faith to live the life of victory He has called me to as His child.