Remember who you are

“Remember who you are”

These were the words that stuck with me from the Made to Crave session from Lysa TerKeurst that I was watching today. I think I forgot for a few days who I am. I am God’s child, I am God’s temple, I am God’s co-worker, I am God’s workmanship, I am complete in Christ. I forgot who I was for a few days and allowed myself to indulge my flesh with food and more food. I felt miserable but instead of reaching for the food that Jesus talked about to the Samaritan woman in John chapter 4 I indulged my flesh. John 4:32 says “But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” and John 4:34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.”

I am so amazed at my Lord and Savior because right after I was remembering these verses I turned back on the Made to Crave session and guess what she started talking about? You got it she started talking about the story of the Samaritan woman. I was floored. I was just amazed and then she took it a step further and gave us this verse: “Romans 14:20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food.”

Well while I was upstairs walking on the treadmill before I started writing this I repented for walking back into indulging my flesh with food instead of seeking and craving Him. I am also reminded of the Word the Lord gave me back about 6 months ago. He gave me this:
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” I had apparently forgotten that one too because the last few days I was very discouraged and that is what drove me to eat so much. Not making excuses here but just being real, I used my discouragement to give me license to indulge my flesh. Boy if that isn’t sad but it’s what we do. I know I am not the only person with this struggle. I know I am not the only one who has this problem, no but the solution is always right there. We just have to choose to do the right thing and not let our flesh take over. This is why we are called to crucify the flesh daily.

God is so good!