Quoting the end of chapter eleven of “Made to Crave,” “God says, ‘See I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut’ (Revelations 3:8) May it be that we walk through that door, head north, and never look back.” Sugar addiction is an active recovery. Overeating. Numbing ourselves with food and/or sweetness. Celebrating with food. You get the idea. Let us make the U-Turn to head north, as referenced in Deuteronomy 2:3, “You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north.”
How many times have you “dieted”? How many times have you lost 5, 10, 25 pounds only to gain it back? May this month of focused attention on your sugar consumption be the start to an open door that can not be shut? May we walk forward. Head north. Exercise, eat, stress less, and so much more towards a healthier life. This journey starts with being focused on Christ. From the first time I read this book, Lysa gave me an invaluable tool. She teaches us to take the lies we tell ourselves, replace them with a new truth, and back them up with biblical wisdom. She uses part of one of my favorite passages in the Bible, Ephesians 3:17-19. In reference to filling ourselves up with a delicious cookie that will make us feel better; we replace this lie with the truth that the cookie will not fill us up. Why do I want to eat the cookie? Examine the reason. Then, reference Ephesians 3:17-10.
I shared earlier this month how I struggled with hating everything about myself and the way I looked one Sunday morning. I bought the lies of the enemy, but in that weakness, I found victory. God reminded me I am a beautiful child of God. He made me perfect in his image, for his glory. That moment reminded me of some of the go-to scripts from “Made to Crave” and it led me to this month of writing. So, tell me, what lies are you telling yourself?