I am a mixed bag of thoughts this morning. On the one hand, I am rejoicing that over 9,000 people were able to join in and watch week one of the “Made to Crave” webcast last night. (A huge thank you to www.KSBJ.org for helping us handle the massive traffic.) On the other hand, I’m brokenhearted a technical glitch prevented thousands more from joining in.
If you were one of those that couldn’t access the webcast last night, please accept my most sincere apology. I share your frustration. My mom texted me about 10 minutes into the webcast and said she couldn’t get on. My heart sank.
So, today (Tuesday) we are re-airing the webcast from last night at 4 times:
12 noon EST
3:00 pm EST
8:00 pm EST
10:00 pm EST
Simply visit www.MadetoCrave.org and you will see it right there on the Home page.
Thank you for your patience, grace, encouragement and participation. One of the themes of last night’s webcast was from Kathrine Lee who said, “A setback is a set up for a comeback.” How appropriate!
Another thing Kathrine talked about was the two views of love. The first time she lost weight she did it “so that she’d be loved.” And then she gained it all back. The second time she lost over 100 pounds, she did it “because she was loved.”
Wow. That thought profoundly struck me. And it applies to so much more than just weight loss.
Doing something “so that we’ll be loved” is a trap many of us can get caught in. When I do something because I’m trying to get someone else to notice me, appreciate me, say something to build me up, or respect me more, my motives get skewed. I become very “me” focused. I put unrealistic expectations on that person. And I can get stinkin’ angry when I don’t feel more noticed, built up, or respected.
I can get all twisted up and take my frustration out on that person in an unfair way.
Doing something “because I am loved” is incredibly freeing. I don’t view the relationship from the vantage point of what I stand to gain. Instead, I look at what I have the opportunity to give. I am “God focused” and love directed. I keep my expectations in check. And I am able to lavish the grace I know I so desperately need.
I live free from regret and with clarity of heart, mind, and soul.
Because I am loved. I want to challenge myself with these thoughts today. That’s a beautiful place to park my mind on this tired Tuesday morning.