“I am a Jesus girl who can step on the scale and see the numbers as an indication of how much my body weighs and not as an indication of my worth,” Lysa TerKeurst.
It’s week 3 on my Made to Crave journey and let me tell you it has been AWESOME! Each week I’m learning so much more about my journey Craving God not food. In chapter 7, Lysa addresses that we are more than a number. She showed me a whole new way to look at myself that I had never done.
I’m not just a number, I’m a person who God made! He loves me and made me the way I am for a reason!
I have always had a large behind, but (no pun intended) I know this was the way God made me. My grandmother always said I had child bearing hips and behind. I never really knew why, but after pondering about it this week, I think I know now. My son was 10 lbs 1 oz when he was born, the doctors never gave me any indication of his size. I am glad now I did have my structure because I had him naturally (that’s probably why I only have 1). If I was a smaller frame, I could have had more damage than I did or my son could have had more problems than he did.
The Lord knew what he was doing when he made my body!!
If I get on the scales now, I know that is just a number of how much I weigh, but it certainly is not what I’m worth. I’m worth so much more to God. I know when I look in the mirror, I was made in the image of God.
If I was obedient to him this week, then I succeeded. I’m still trying to lose weight and get healthy, but my main goal is to be obedient to God and the rest will fall into place. I know if I want to satisfy my craving with a Snicker’s bar it’s just a momentary satisfaction. I’m seeking the satisfaction of being obedient to the Lord which is an eternal satisfaction.
Instead of the Snickers bar, I choose those great orange sticks (carrots) and pray and recite scripture. By doing this, I’m gaining a healthier spiritual heart as well as helping my heart and body physically. It’s a WIN, WIN!!
When others begin talking bad about themselves or pointing out flaws, I want to motivate them, remind them of what I have learned through this study, and recite verses for them. I hope to help them understand they are not defined by their physical appearance and they are worth so much more to God. I would like to begin by reminding them of Isaiah 45:3 (NIV).
I will give you hidden treasures,
riches stored in secret places,
so that you may know that I am the Lord,
the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
I’m sure next week will be just as tough as this week, but I’m going to be obedient to God and have the peace only He can give me.