A GIRL, HER PLATE, AND HER CRAVINGS

  I am wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, writer/blogger, prayer warrior, business owner, and a Certified Health Coach. My daily task often demands more time than the day allows leaving me spent by nightfall. My plate is full. While eating dinner in a rush one night I am jolted with the realization my “food plate” is a mirror image of my “life plate”. Busyness and continual giving of myself leaves my heart malnourished and ignites many cravings. I crave love, acceptance, freedom, and being beautiful and delighted in – (significance cravings). I crave many beautiful things like clothes, jewelry, and home decor – (material cravings). I crave chips, salsa, juicy cheeseburgers, fried chicken, and milk chocolate – (physical cravings). Add emotions into the mix and all control is lost. I eat, shop, and embrace self-pity when I am sad, frustrated, disappointed, tired and lonely. CRAVINGS. CRAVINGS. CRAVINGS. My cravings dominate. This overload, high stress and lack of self care is a breeding ground for sickness and disease and is wreaking havoc slowly and silently inside my fearfully and wonderfully made body. On my health journey to look my best, feel my best, become the best version of myself, and take control over my cravings I discovered a priceless jewel tucked away in the pages of Holy writ. “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything...