Made To Crave

I recently read a really, really good book that I wanted to share with everyone. Made To Crave for Young Women: Satisfying Your Deepest Desires with God

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Basically, the book makes the point that we crave things each day. We want to be happy, so we look to things that bring momentary happiness. There’s nothing wrong with wanting certain things, but God didn’t create us to rely on those things for happiness.

He made us to crave Him and the happiness that a relationship with God brings lasts forever.

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The book explores three kinds of cravings:
1. Emotional – seeking attention from people (mainly boys) instead of seeking God
2. Physical – over- or under-eating for comfort or control
3. Material – wanting new things to feel good

Another point that the book makes is:

We crave what we consume. If we consume and focus on our material, physical, and emotional cravings, we will always struggle with them. If we “consume” God (spending time in prayer, reading the Bible, attending church, etc.), we will begin to crave Him and feel fully satisfied.

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The bottom line of the book is:

As humans, we crave happiness…

-No matter how many clothing items you have, how much you do or don’t eat, or how many boyfriends you have, it will never be enough and these earthly things will never make you truly happy. They may make you feel good for a short amount of time, but only God can fully and 100% satisfy you.

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I highly recommend this book!!

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14 comments

  1. sounds like an interesting read. i think it’s totally true that we crave what we consume.
    and sometimes we also crave what we don’t…as in, i really want ice cream on this super hot day! 😉

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