Share your insights from the first chapter, "What's Really Going On Here?"
I had a hard time understanding the meaning behind "we crave what we eat". On the surface it seems obvious, but the more I think about it, the more I think I'm not getting the meaning. Is it about reprogramming my taste buds? Or is it about building healthy habits?
What I do understand is that I crave food more than I crave God. That is absolutely true for me. It really makes me feel like a 2nd rate Christian, even though I know that's not how God sees me.
"Yes, we were made to crave--long for, want greatly, desire eagerly, and beg for--God. Only God. But Satan wants to do everything possible to replace our craving for God with something else."
My pastor often says, "Man chose to worship created things instead of the Creator." I know in my life, I use food improperly all the time. I reach for food when I'm bored. I reach for food when I'm stressed. I reach for food when I'm angry. I reach for food when I'm sad. At those times, why am I not reaching out to God? Doesn't he know exactly what I'm going through?
Then there are times when it is just a habit. I reach for food because that's what I always do. I feel like my mind is set on autopilot and I find myself not paying attention to what I'm eating - or how much. I say I'm eating without thinking, but the truth is, I'm avoiding the thoughts that might actually stop me from eating.
Edited by: DSW310 at: 12/31/2011 (12:14)
Keep moving forward!
I'm a new day rising, I'm a brand new sky to hang the stars upon tonight!
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