Over-eating begets over-eating….
Thursday, August 12, 2010
"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."
I was wondering all day yesterday, how does this happen? Why is it that when I cave to one temptation, like an extra roll with butter that I had not planned on, and did not need, all of a sudden I find myself eating 3 more and then looking for other ways to consume unneeded, unplanned for carbs (with butter, of course). And I heard a small voice say, "God will not be mocked. You will reap what you sow". There is no great mystery here. If I choose to destroy myself, then one step in that direction leads to another. If I choose to restore myself, then one step in that direction leads to another.
So every little step matters, because each little step moves me in one direction or another, and prepares for the next step in that direction. There is nothing wrong with eating a roll with butter, unless I know that leads me down a path I don't want to go down. When I have a plan, and I am considering whether to deviate from that plan or not, I only need to ask myself one thing, "is this a step in the direction I want to go"? If it is, then it is okay to proceed. If not, then I might need to ask myself, "what can I do that will lead in the direction I want to go"?
I have only one goal today : to choose each step wisely.
Willfully going my way: 2 down, 109 to go.