I’ve got that “snacky” feeling which is never a good sign. Do you get that way from time to time, too?
The problem is that it’s not the “I want a stalk of celery” kind of snacky. No. Nor is it the “break out the broccoli” kind either. No, it’s the bad kind. The kind where I rummage through shelves and pantries looking for the perfect snack to emancipate me from my craving.
And unfortunately… I usually find it.
Now I am not saying we shouldn’t eat sweets. I’m a firm believer the world would be a better place if more people ate chocolate. I just know that moderation is the key. Well, that and moving your body more.
But I am feeling “snacky” these days.
I spent some time asking God to help me identify why this is an issue right now and He wasted no time answering me. God gently reminded me that when I am not filled up with Him, I look for other things to do it instead.
The truth is that when we do not spend time in the Word and with God every day… we are spiritually starving ourselves. And that emptiness prompts us to find other ways to fill it.
We look to earthly things to satisfy our spiritual needs. Never a good plan, by the way.
I’ll be honest, I haven’t been as disciplined these past few weeks as I usually am with regard to my relationship with God.
- Between traveling and taking time off from blogging…
- Between the holiday busyness and the holiday clean-up…
- Between kid’s being home during the day and hanging with family and friends…
… my time with God slipped. Some days, it just plain didn’t happen. I’m now paying for those choices.
How? I’ve lost that focus and intimacy that fills me. I’m lethargic and dragging my heals to spend time praising Him. I’m wanting things without having to work for them.
Now, it’s not that I can’t get it back (God is merciful and gracious!), but the momentum took a hit. In the end, it’s left me looking for other things to fill that emptiness.
Hence the “snacky” feeling.
Sisters, we need God daily. Daily. DAILY! We don’t need a break from Him. It should always be a big red flag when you hear yourself or others say:
- “I’m just going to take the summer off from Bible study” or
- “I’m taking a vacation from everything” or
- “My life is too busy right now, God understands.”
Hear me. God is the ONLY thing that truly fills us up. Refuse all other substitutes.