Thursday, January 10, 2013

I need more than chocolate

Dang you chocolate!  As I sit at my desk at work I am staring at a LARGE bowl of Hersey's kisses!  But I am made for more than Chocolate! Right?!!! 
Today at home there were lots of temptations! Graham crackers even just the turkey was mouthwatering but every time I was tempted I reminded myself that I really do love God more than food and I said a simple but serious prayer: God you mean more to me than food, I love you more than food! Give me strength to kick temptation and keep on track! 
Today’s Made To Crave Devotional was simply amazing! I can’t tell you how much this thing speaks right to the core of me, it’s like this devotional was written exactly for me and I am so thankful
 
This stuck out the most to me today.. “It is so tempting to quit the health struggle entirely and pretend it doesn’t really matter spiritually. But it does matter and not just for the physical or emotional setbacks. It’s the denial of a fundamental spiritual truth. What is this truth?”
 
I was made for more!
 Wow I was made for more than chocolate? What? More than chips? Ha!
The devotional said it the best… Today, your heavenly Father is telling you the same truth: “You were made for more!” More than this failure . . . more than this cycle of defeat . . . more than being ruled by taste buds, body image, rationalizations, guilt, and shame. You were made for victory!
 
Ephesians 1:18 – 19 says: “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which [God] has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”
 
If you have any kind of struggle with weight, eating right or whatever on any level I challenge you to start this 21 day devotional… It will rock your world!  And really it can be applied to any area of our lives that we need to refocus.
 
Since tomorrow is Fit Friday I wanted to direct this post to our link up and say a few things about my goals…
As I said on my post “I love food more than God” I am not weighing at all through this 21 days!  Not because I don’t want to lose weight because God knows I do! But that’s not my focus during this time.  My focus is to get in control and to strengthen myself spiritually and learn to put God first again.  Building my relationship with Jesus it what its all about!
 
Long term I want to get down to 150-160 lbs! That was my goal at the beginning of last year! I lost 40 lbs and did great until the last 3 months of the year where I was on a vicious yoyo roller coaster of losing and gaining the same 20 pounds over and over again! 
 
Short term: from this week till next, is just to stay the course, continue the Daniel Fast and stick to it.  To keep putting Jesus first and my taste buds, my selfish fleshly desires and what my body thinks I want on the back burner!
 
I hope you join me tomorrow for Fit Friday! Link up and share your stories, your challenges, your struggles, your successes, your goals etc!  Cant wait to see what this year holds and I love the life I am living today, knowing that I am going to have a great story to tell tomorrow!




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9 comments:

  1. Proud of you! Those are reasonable and can be reached goals!

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  2. I am also starting the year off with a 21 day fast. Our church encouraged it, but really left it open to what kind of fast. I love starting the year off this way even if it is difficult. I have just kept telling myself it is so so worth it. I am so excited about what God is going to do in me because I committed these first 21 days to him.

    Dalayna

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  3. Praying for you girly! You got this!

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  4. Lovin' the...I'm made for more than this phrase!
    Good mantra to self. Keep up the hard work. Your outlook
    Is inspiring and motivating!

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  5. Those are great goals, you can do it!

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  6. Thank you thank you thank you for linking up for Fitness Friday and sharing this post. I needed it. I so needed it. Last night, I sat in the fitting room at a store crying. I have such poor self image right now. I feel awful about myself and in general. I needed this. Just added this plan to my youversion. THANK YOU. I'm your newest follower.

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