Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waking up hungry

Do you ever have one of those days where you wake up hungry? Not just a little hungry, but like totally and completely famished? Like you haven't eaten for days, weeks even?

This is how I woke up 5:15 am.

So tired I could hardly move, I forced myself out of bed and made my way to the couch in the dark. Not awake enough to make any type of breakfast, I grabbed my Jesus Calling book and my Bible and started reading. Forty-five minutes later, I'm beginning to wonder if the empty pit I felt in the bottom of my stomach was actually physical or spiritual hunger.

This got me thinking, how often do I misread my body's signals? Living in a culture of super-size everything, it's no wonder our minds and bodies are conditioned to consume more. Don't get me wrong, I don't blame our culture or society for my out-of-shape, overweight body, on the contrary I take full responsibility for what goes in my mouth. But it sure doesn't make it any easier.

Lord, help me to accurately read my body's signals today!

Well, my stomach is growling now, so perhaps it's time to go make some breakfast.
Have a great Wednesday all!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How true is that my stomach is making funny sounds, except it is weigh in today, I will have to wait. perhaps a small fruit before I go.........M