"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:5
I had the coolest thing happen today. I experienced what Dr. Leaf calls "the Multiple Perspective Advantage (MPA). Quite literally, I was listening to a colleague talk about an upcoming meeting. At the same time, I noticed the smell of her coffee and felt an immediate urge to have coffee. While I was listening to her, my mind battled the urge. My thoughts were "I can do all things through Christ Jesus" and "My body is trying to trick me into doing something that I already set my mind not to do." As I became aware of what was happening, I smiled, internally and externally. I was able to be attentive to the conversation, and allow my mind to handle unconscious and conscious thoughts related to cravings simultaneously! I felt the leading of the Holy Spirit and knew that HE was helping me bring all thoughts into captivity. It is empowering to know that I can self-regulate and think, feel and choose according to what I have already set my mind to do!
By the way, I did create a cooler to keep in the car and chose healthy snacks while driving. I am still waiting for my thermogenic, and I joined a 5-Day accountability group on facebook.