Cravings That Control Us

Cravings That Control Us

When I was pregnant with our firstborn son, I craved fruits and vegetables…UNTIL I reached the eighth month of my  pregnancy.

It was winter time and suddenly, all I could think about was Blue Bell’s Peppermint Stick ice-cream. Little peppermint chunks churned together with creamy vanilla loveliness.

For some strange reason I craved it in the worst way. Maybe it was a pregnancy hormone imbalance sort of thing.

I became a highly hormonal pregnant woman on a mission, calling local grocery stores, searching for the coveted concoction of creamy-delicousness.

All I could think about – from the moment I woke up until it was time to go to bed – was peppermint stick ice-cream. Oh, and it had to be Blue Bell. No other brand would do. Go figure?

A month later our son was born and the cravings stopped. I never touched another bowl of Blue Bell Peppermint Sick ice cream again.

What do you crave?

Cravings. We all have them. I know I do. What are you craving today?

Pizza. Nachos. Brownies. Soft drinks. Coffee. And when do you crave things? At night while you’re watching t.v.? Throughout the day? As soon as you wake up?

Unleashed cravings can turn into extra unwanted pounds and bigger waistlines. If we’re not careful, cravings can control us. 

Putting the brakes on cravings or bad eating habits can be difficult. We try for a couple days, maybe a week or two, saying “no” to our cravings. We stay strong at first then give in to what we know we shouldn’t have.

Tackling our cravings alone can be tough. To be successful we need to have some accountability. That’s why I want to tell you about the Made To Crave Online Bible Study which is being offered through Proverbs 31 Ministries. This book was written by Lysa TerKeurst and is a New York Times Bestseller.

This amazing study starts this week, with over 33,000 people signed up. That’s a lot of accountability partners!

Imagine the kind of support system you’ll have.  Connecting with other sojourners, who are trying to cut their cravings and press forward together, along the road to success. Here are the details:

Made To Crave – Online Bible Study

Dates: January 19 – March 1

Sign up by clicking HERE

Purchase book and/or study guide HERE

More Details

Join the next Proverbs 31 Ministries online Bible study, Made to Crave, and you will:

  • Break the cycle of “I’ll start again on Monday,” and feel good about yourself today.
  • Stop agonizing over the numbers on the scale and make peace with your body.
  • Replace rationalizations that lead to failure with wisdom that leads to victory.
  • Reach your healthy goals and grow closer to God in the process.

Made to Crave

Each Proverbs 31 Ministries online Bible study offers real hope for real life. It’s flexible to fit any schedule and is perfect for anyone who can’t attend a regular group. Our community is focused on study, but we also have lots of fun! You will receive daily encouragement and prayer as a part of this active community at Proverbs 31 Ministries. Your life is crazy, your Bible study doesn’t have to be.

Now It’s Your Turn

What is your biggest craving? Leave a comment below and share how cravings affect you. Are you ready to break the cycle and get back into those favorite pair of jeans which are still hanging in your closet? How can I be praying for you? 

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  1. My cravings are whatever “goodie” goes along with each holiday. My problem is portion control. If you want to call it a craving, it would be coffee; I have a 36 oz mug that I drink coffee out of. I make a cup when I get up and a cup when I get home from work. On my days off, I can drink 4-5 cups.

  2. So funny – wrote a post today about chocolate covered marshmallow eggs! My plan is to switch grocery shops until after easter!

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