In the last 7 days I have lost 5.5 pounds. You may want to congratulate me, but it has not been a fun experience. Have I been sick? No…actually I have been feeling very well. Have I discovered a creative new weight loss method? Nope. This result has come to me because somewhat of a change in my thought process.
You see I have been struggling with my weight my entire life. This fact used to be associated with a lot of hang ups and insecurities, but God has taken me through a great healing. A few years ago, I asked God to deliver me from this life of sin and addiction. Food is my vice.
I could justify it pretty easily. My grandparents, when they were alive, would make all of their meals from scratch and had a giant bar in their dining room in which they would lay out copious amounts of food. We would stuff ourselves until we couldn’t move. Until a few years ago, I considered that to be the main reason why I was in this battle. I have since realized that wasn’t the reason I was at war with myself, but it was only another battleground.
I have lost weight in the last week because I have made an effort not to eat things like cake, cereal, cookies, pie, or any other sweets before bed time. I have also decided not to over eat during meals. That’s it. No magic formula. It does, however, require self control (which I hate).
The interesting thing about this is… if someone would have told me that this was the answer then I would have sighed and asked them for a better answer. I am a representative of our society and we stand united in saying that there needs to be a more convenient, fast, and user friendly way of finding these sorts of blessings. Self control has become a villainous word in our culture especially when it comes to subjects such as food sex, or even money. Isn’t there a better way other than to hold myself accountable and enter into this battle for life? To be honest…there isn’t. Luckily there is a God who wants to continually equip us with the ability to say no to excess.
Self control is a fruit of the spirit… This means that out Christian live is proven by the fruitful behavior we are displaying. I want to be filled with type of fruit
Fruit….Ok now I am craving a pie filled with fruit filling…wait…SNAP OUT OF IT LANDON!