You know how it goes, you walk past the breakroom door and there they are so beautifully displayed on that platter. The icing perfectly swirled atop that moist chocolate cake, and then embellished with dark chocolate sprinkles. In an instant your mind’s eye imagines yourself licking that mint frosting off the top. That’s all it takes for the craving to set in. You see it and it looks pleasing to the eyes and you find it desirable for gaining pleasure. Before you know it you are licking the last of what remains on your fingers, as to hide any remaining evidence that would explain this tasty treat’s disappearance.
So what was this, a moment of weakness? Would you argue that your cravings where too strong to resist? No doubt we have an arsenal of rationalizations, but I challenge you to ask yourself this question. “Could the problem be that your cravings are too WEAK?” Yes, I said too weak! Could it be that we are simply settling for some fleeting momentary pleasure, when we could be enjoying something far more superior?
Is that cupcake truly better than being able to jump out of bed each morning bursting with energy, feeling strong and fit, no presence of brain fog, only excitement about what the day ahead has in store? What if instead of the cupcake, your craving was for a healthy lifestyle that would enable you to live the life you love? How could craving something better change your life?
Too many times have we settled for processed, sugary, greasy, chemically filled foods that have no ability to nourish, strengthen or heal the body, when we could have had real, whole, nutrient- dense, life giving food that nourishes the body, energizes and fuels you to be able to do the things in life you love to do. I am not against a good cupcake every now and then, but just maybe our cravings are too weak.
What about our Spiritual cravings?
The truth is, that we were created by God to crave. Our cravings however, were designed to be satisfied by the Creator himself. When it comes to the cravings of our heart, like our physical cravings, we often are too easily pleased with some lesser pleasure, instead of wanting the greatest pleasure, God himself.
We think that money, relationships, material things, the right job or certain body weight can satisfy the cravings of our heart. The reality is these things are all fleeting. Jesus promises a satisfaction that will last forever and He can guarantee it because he paid the heavy price for us to have it.