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{Made to Crave} Finding Absolute Victory

To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.

 -Revelation 2:7

In other words, it [this verse] confirms that we can find absolute victory in an area where we once knew nothing but defeat.  There’s a reward awaiting those of us who press through our struggles all the way to absolute victory.

-Lysa T

We’ve reached the final chapter in {Made to Crave.}  This has been a very eye opening and speak-to-my-heart book, and I am so thankful that someone I follow on pinterest pinned it.  Whoever you are, thank you!  This book has helped my heart in so many ways.  I never thought I would be a victim of negative body image.  I never thought I would struggle so deeply with something so vain.  I never thought I would forgive myself for the awful things that I said to myself.

I never knew God would place in my heart a desire to write about my struggles and use those struggles to help others.  Isn’t He amazing?!?!  And I can proudly say I have overcome!!!!

 As Lysa says “anyone who overcomes a difficult challenge will tell you that their victory was the sum total of daily sacrificial decisions to reach a goal and the reward.”  And it truly is a daily decision, a battle that must be fought every single day. I only felt defeat in the cruel world of negative body image.  But God has seen me through to victory!  Yes, there are days that I struggle, or that stinkin’ thinkin’ tries to creep its way back into my head.   Everyday, I have to look in the mirror and remind myself that those stretch marks are worth it because I have a beautiful 2 year old that completes me.  Everyday, I view my body as a gift that God has given me.  Everyday, I remind myself that the standards of the world are perfectionism, and there is only One who is perfect.

I want to end this series with one of my FAVORITE bible verses that truly helped me get through my struggles, and continues to reassure me on a daily basis.

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Feel free to copy and save that image. I’d love for you to have it!

And if you would like to view the rest of this series, head over to the {Made to Crave} series page!

 

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    • Oh you just made my heart so happy!!!! I love when something I write touches another person. It makes my heart soar! Heading over to your blog right now!

  1. Hiya! I followed you over from the Ladies Only Bloghop and I certainly am glad that I did! Your blog is beautiful, your message is wonderful, and I look forward to following you!
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