|Author Alexis A. Goring|
Alexis, welcome to Overcoming With God. We appreciate your willingness to share your testimony of overcoming with our readers! It's an especially timely topic during summer. Thanks for sharing!
Would you tell us about the one of the most difficult things in your life you have had to overcome, with God’s help?
One of the most difficult things in my life that I had to overcome was my addiction to refined sugar. I used to crave it morning, noon and night. The cravings would not subside until I feed it with something sweet. Some people can simply sleep off the cravings but I’m a natural night owl so I couldn’t resolve it with a good night’s sleep and that’s when the cravings would hit me the hardest.
|Sugar --image from Pixabay|
Thankfully, through prayer and fasting, God helped me to overcome my cravings for refined sugar. It wasn’t easy but it was worth it. When the sugar cravings hit, I coped by eating oatmeal and fresh fruit. I did this fast a few summers ago when nectarines were in season and that was my substitute for refined sugar. As the days and weeks continued without me giving into my cravings, the nectarines started to taste sweeter and my appetite grew to be satisfied without consuming sugar. By the 41st day, I felt free. No longer do I experience midnight cravings for sugar that won’t let up until I give in. Years later, I still don’t crave it like crazy and I am so grateful that God honored my fast and set me free from the stronghold of sugar.
I know that my prayers coupled with the prayers of my prayer warrior friend really helped me to reach the point where I no longer craved sugar. I am forever grateful to that friend and to God for working together to set me free.
What passages in the Bible have been most helpful to you in those times?
Philippians 4:13 was a very helpful Bible verse to me during that time because it taught me that I can do ALL things through Jesus Christ who, in this case, can strengthen me to overcome my sugar addiction.
What helped you get through or helped you cope with this difficulty?
Prayer support from a prayer warrior friend and a few pastors who I talked to about my sugar addiction. My own prayers to God coupled with fasting helped me to cope with this difficulty.
Disability friendliness: Is this latest release available in audio format or do you have any other works available on audio? Do your e-books have audio capability?
Do you have any in large print?
No, neither of my books are available in audio format or in large print. Sorry.
In this latest work, do you have any topics useful for bibliotherapy, or therapeutic influence through reading about a disorder or situation?
No, I don’t. Sorry.
BIO: Alexis A. Goring is a passionate writer with a degree in Print Journalism and an MFA in Creative Writing. She loves the art of storytelling and hopes that her stories will connect readers with the enduring, forever love of Jesus Christ.
Alexis A. Goring’s Links:
“God is Love” blog: http://capturingtheidea.blogspot.com
Book Links for A Second Chance:
Amazon.com - http://amzn.to/2kAP4HX
B&N - http://bit.ly/2uguncU
BAM! - http://bit.ly/2tafzga
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