It is hard to believe that the Made To Crave study is drawing to a close. Where did the time go? It seems like just the other day I had the calendar turned to January with my journal, Bible and book laid out and ready for the journey. I do not know whether you were a fellow sojourner or not, but I know that this journey is not over. Unlike a 5K or marathon, there is not a finish line this side of eternity. It is a process, but that doesn’t mean we should give up. In fact, if anything, it should give us the drive to keep pressing on.
Over the past six weeks we have learned that our mental, spiritual and physical lives can’t be compartmentalized. They are woven together to make you who you are. Being overweight is just an outward expression of an inward situation. You and I could easily become discouraged and defeated and throw in the towel thinking there is no point of trying. However, God tells us that we were made for more…More than a sugary treat…More than a pack of cigarettes…More than all the world’s treasures…God has set us apart for His purpose and plan.
The real question is whether you and I will make the choice that will draw us closer to God instead of pulling us away. We must choose to give up anything that we crave more than God.
We are all like the rich young ruler coming before Christ. He told the man to sell everything he had in order to follow Jesus. God knew that the man’s money would get in the way of his service therefore he was asked to get rid of it. What is God asking you to get rid of? What is it that you turn to when a problem arises or the storms of life are knocking at your door?
Dear friend, God is asking each one of us to lay those things down because He has so much more for each one of us. Don’t wait another minute; choose today to obediently follow after God leaving everything else behind.