Saturday, March 02, 2013
I think it was Editor...yes, I'm sure it was, in one of her Lenten Diet devotionals recently...
She said, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!" That really stuck out to me! I've been telling myself that every time I feel tempted to cheat. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. Overall, I think it is the best motivation I have ever heard.
Recently, I modified it just a bit (apologies, Friend...) I tell myself, "That doesn't taste nearly as good as you would like to look in a few months... So, which would you rather have? You can only choose one or the other!" And sometimes it works... at other times it doesn't.
I've come to the conclusion that human motivation is just not enough sometimes. It really IS a spiritual battle! The immaterial part of me wants to be free, but the flesh is demanding and weak. The apostle Paul himself struggled with this issue of the flesh. He said, "I keep under my body and bring it into subjection..." Oh, I wish I could say that as well. Until then,
I will make it more a matter of prayer to resist, to exercise, and to gain control of the flesh that keeps my spirit imprisoned. ...and I will keep telling myself, "NOTHING tastes as good as skinny feels (or looks!)" Great idea, Sparkfriend. Thanks for the movtivation once again!