Wednesday, June 05, 2013
I got on the scale today and was not surprised to see that I have gained weight. I know why: I've been eating with abandon. Hmm...I think I should change that to a capital "A." I've been eating with Abandon. I think it's time to choose a different eating partner.
When I eat with Abandon, he always taunts me. "You know you want this cookie. Go eat it. Don't eat one. Eat three or six." And then he says, "Hey, there's ice cream in the freezer! If you don't eat some your husband will eat it all." And then, true to his name if nothing else, he abandons me, leaving me in that overfed state, knowing that when I get on that scale, I will have gained weight instead of losing it.
But I serve a God who never abandons me. He has promised, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5) The Holy Spirit will lead me into wise choices in regards to food, but I must trust Him, each moment. One step at a time. One bite at a time. I may not have tomorrow, but I have this moment to make the right choice. And I will make it. And I won't eat with that liar Abandon anymore!