Wednesday, January 19, 2011
If you are here, you've probably been there. We all have if we have ever tried to "diet." It is the day that it all falls apart. You can blame it on a stressful day, a dinner party, a work function, a vacation, wedding, funeral, a holiday, or just on Friday, but that day comes for so many of us. The day that it all falls apart. It may not be a big fall, but it is what it leads to. We say "I will eat a big salad and just a one slice of pizza, and maybe a small dip of ice cream." But before you know it, you are at the buffet again on Friday night, and 3 large pizzas later, you decided you are full of pizza and want some dessert.
As a pastor, I visit with many people who are involved in what they call "no big deal sin." things in their life that hinder them from serving God. Things that they do, say, or think, almost without even considering it a sin, but it grows into something a little bigger and a little bigger.
Today was the day it almost fell apart for me. I am on a 19 day streak of "being good." I have stayed within limits, drank water, and made better choices, but today I had to make the choice not to eat the...I am not sure what it was...everything in sight. I had no excuse other than boredom.
I am not going to spoil it tonight. I am going to continue my streak. I better go to bed quickly!