Saturday, March 08, 2014
Don't Even Start!
I'm a bit perplexed with todays lesson! The lesson talks about limiting myself regarding certain food items can give me power over temptation. However, it also talks about me needing to go even one step further in order to protect myself from getting hooked by the taste of a food.
With sweets, desserts, and snack foods, the first bit is often what sets me up for wanting more. Occasionally this happens. The lesson goes on to say that if I can prevent myself from taking that very first bite, I'll be able to escape the instant taste trigger that weakens my resolve.
This is where I start to have a problem, as the solution not to weaken my resolve, with an instant taste trigger, is to create a strong self-talk plan. I'm suppose to make a decision that I won't eat even "one bite" of the enticing food item. Then I'm suppose to come up with a variety of phrases that I can say to myself again and again, to strengthen my resistance.
Well, I'm not the one who says what I will and won't eat, God is. He has actually told me to reintroduce trigger foods into my lifestyle change, and some of them are no longer trigger foods. Likewise, I don't know what ALL of my trigger foods are, but God does. Sometimes He allows me to eat them, and when He shows me what is actually happening after I've eaten the food, He'll then inform me, not to eat it again! Now, later on down the road, He may have me reintroduce the food, and sometimes it's still a trigger, but most times it's not, any longer.
I don't avoid any food, unless God tells me to avoid it. The whole world is my buffet, and like the Word says, I can eat it all, as it's clean! I don't need phrases like "Don't even start!" "Don't even go there!" "Stay on top of your plan." "Hold your goals up high." and "Live above the crowd." If I'm not sure if I'm able to eat something, I just go before God and He lets me know, if I'm able to have that or not! With the plan that I'm following, baked Lays chips, pita chips, even some candies, are on my menu, and if I listen to God, which sometimes I get stubborn, and I don't listen, which carries its own painful consequences, and that's when God tells me how hard headed I am!
I choose not to even go to the assignment today, as it doesn't apply to me! By His Grace, He keeps me in Divine Order!
- Nancy Jean -