Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's Not JUST About The Food

This is something I've known for a long time, but has been hitting home with me so much more lately. I guess you could say that things are starting to click in my brain. I've been reading some books lately that drive the point, or any other addiction, is just the attempt to fill a void in our lives.
I recently finished reading "Reshaping It All" by Candace Cameron Bure and Darlene Schacht and it really had an impact on me. Something in our lives is missing and we are not fulfilled, so we turn to food or other addictions such as shopping, gambling, alcohol, etc. to fill that empty space. But the only way to fill that giant hole in our lives is God. He is the only One who can make us whole, and we need to turn to Him in everything we do.
I've been praying a lot more now, asking God to help me overcome the sugar and food addiction that has gripped me for such a long time. He is slowly revealing important lessons, and last night one of them popped out at me. Many times I used to promise myself a "treat" if I completed a large task or met my writing deadline. I would have something sweet as a reward for a job well done. Well...what kind of a "reward" is that? I'm actually punishing my body for a job well done by putting stuff into it that makes me feel sluggish later and gain weight. I need to let God determine my reward, and if I want to celebrate accomplishments in a healthy way I should listen to uplifting music or have fruit and yogurt to fuel my body rather than poison it.
If you are interested in learning more about "Reshaping It All" my book review is posted here. I love that God is revealing this important information to me, so I can share it with you. As we walk with God, may we become even stronger in Him.


Cyndi said...

I also just read this book. Its truly a great tool for me. Have a great week. Also, I'm giving away 2 copies of this book in 9 days on my blog.

WriterMarie said...

Awesome...I will spread the word!