A reminder I needed right now.
Yes, I want to lose weight and fit in smaller clothes, that would be nice. But that's not my main reason for this season of fasting from sugar.
The real reason is the promise that exercising self control and sacrifice will draw me closer to my Lord and Savior as I turn to Him for help.
When my husband and I have "discussions" and I feel like he's not getting what I'm trying to say, I often end my sentences with "...it my point." I've done it so many times over the years, that now he finds it funny and will add it to his sentences too. It actually helps us make a tense situation less tense.
Because the second week of this journey was definately harder than the first, it's a perfect time to remember the point of this exercise. To allow each and every craving for chocolate, cookies, ice-cream, etc. to be a reminder to turn my focus again. For me, it doesn't have to be some grand gesture of expecting that "snap" and it's that easy to have full reliance on God alone. That's a life-long struggle to get right and I don't think anyone can fully accomplish that on this earth. Instead, it's a nudge to whisper words of love to Him, to thank Him for my blessings, and to remember His love for me.