Sometimes you just can’t put your finger on that emotional thing that keeps you stuck in a rut. When you try to make a healthy choice that’s right there in front of you but you just don’t do it. Your ‘want to‘ has walked away. And you’re wondering where it went and will it ever come back.
I saw a line in the book Made to Crave, Satisfying Your Deepest Desire With God, Not Food by Lysa TerKeurst, “I’m not a nutritional expert who’s going to tell you something you already know.” I thought, “Amen, Sister,” because, you see, I am that nutrition expert, a registered dietitian. And I know exactly what she’s saying. I get tired of the broad stroke, vanilla messages that are so commonly repeated in much of the nutrition information we read and hear. “Eat less, move more.” We get it, don’t we? We see this familiar, yet vague exhortation often in all sorts of media. Ho-hum. I believe Lysa is speaking our language when she takes a closer look at our ‘want to’ in her book.
I wrote a 5 part series of posts called ‘Going Against the Grain — Not Your Typical Weight Loss Advice’ a while back. Sometimes we go around the same old dry bush so long we forget we can explore fresh ways of finding our ‘want to’.
When our ‘want to’ isn’t working we may need to set media messages aside and renew the spiritual foundation for the healthy changes we seek. Allow the Creator of the ‘want to’ in all of us to restore our ‘want to’.
Maybe He’s just waiting for you to ask.