This passage from Romans 7 came to mind recently. I pray that God's will to be done in my life. I thought I was obedient to what He asked me to do - pertaining to not eating sweets. I can give you a list of reasons on how I am obedient to this calling. However, I am neglecting the habitual sin of gluttony that I deal with. I want to be done with this sin, yet I pick it up over and over. I look forward to the day when I am done with it. Perhaps today is that day. Only God knows.
I have gained weight over the past few months. I'm up a few pounds. In normal circumstances, most wouldn't fret over a few pounds, but for me, it is a sign that I'm not paying attention to the sin in my life. After some investigation I have found:
- I stopped drinking all my needed water. Although replaced mainly with unsweet decaf tea or coffee, it still isn't water. My UT isn't happy about it either.
- I switched to my summer breakfast of raisin bran (replaced oats). Based on how much I ate, I added over 200 calories to my day. The reasoning that it's high in fiber just doesn't cancel excess calories and I was oblivious.
- Since I'm not eating sweets, I upped my simple carb intake. Remove the bread, pasta and crackers from my reach.
- I skipped adding veggies to our menu. Went for some sort of potato instead (carbs??).
- I let my workouts to go far and few between. With the drought and heat wave this summer, my normal outside summer workouts (aka yard work) is non-existent.
So when I explored all this, I remembered the above verses. I thought how I don't want to compromise. I want to be in God's will. Before I'm in God's will until it conflicts with the easy way out, or the second helping of food or reading a book.
So, I'll share over the next few post how God has lead me on this issue.