I recently stepped out of my comfort zone to devote myself to the Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study for Lysa TerKeurst’s book, Made To Crave, and to post weekly on their Blog Hop. Piece of cake, right? Well, maybe not, because now I’m going to think about cake for the rest of the day. But seriously, I knew I needed to do this not only for myself but in order to help others one day when they take this journey. I knew I was in trouble when I found out the study’s “word of the week” for this first week was empowered. I find it ironic because as I started this first week’s chapter reading with a bag of cookies sitting in my lap, I felt anything but empowered. I was struggling with feelings of doubt, fear, failure, and feeling unworthy. And I was discouraged by yet another recent failed attempt for a healthier lifestyle.
But isn’t that one of Satan’s most popular tricks – right when we’re not looking? He wants us to believe his lies that we are not worthy. That we are a failure so we might as well give up right now. That’s why we have to know who we are in Christ. We are empowered. And God has been trying to tell me that for nearly two weeks. And I finally get it. I’m done with being tired and frustrated. I choose to give up the controls and let the Holy Spirit guide my path and my choices. I choose to believe the truth written in God’s Word. Today, I choose to be empowered.
I know this will not be easy. I have always equated being healthy with being skinny. I have never had a problem losing weight but I would always replace my food addiction with another addiction, such as shopping. I was not making God my priority. I was not craving God. Now, I do. So, it’s time I work on that relationship. I invite you to join me here each week as I move through this bible study and post on the Blog Hop. It may not always be pretty but it will always be real.
“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.” (2 Peter 1:3, NLT)
This post is part of the weekly Blog Hop with Proverbs 31 Made to Crave Online Bible Study.