Here are a few things I know about taste and mood:
- It makes us happy to eat something sweet…a comfort food.
- If we eat a healthy diet, we feel better and are therefore happier.
- A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
- We feel happier—more satisfied—when our stomachs are full.
- Food is often about relationships. Relationships between us and God, us and friends, and us and our own soul.
We crave whatever is a part of our life—what we do, who we see, what we eat, what we drink, etc.
- If we watch pornography, we want to watch more.
- If we drink alcohol—or Mountain Dew—we want to drink more.
- If we use drugs, we want them more (And I’m a witness to that one!)
The neat thing is, though, that the flip side of this is true as well.
- If we read about God, we want to know more.
- If we become a volunteer, we want to volunteer more.
- If we begin tithing, we want to tithe more.
“Whether we’re on the path toward victory or defeat is determined by the very next choice we make. Not the choices from yesterday. Not the choices five minutes ago.” ~Lysa Terkeurst