Saying NO! Break out!
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 1 peter 4:1
Saying No to myself has always been difficult when it comes to food. I suppose food has been a comfort to me at times. Yes I am an emotional eater. So saying no to what was comforting me was always difficult. I have to find new and healthy ways to get my needs met besides food.
One of the fruit of the Spirit is Self Control. Yet when it comes to eating, i seem to show no self control. This is an area I know God wants to change in my life. This can only change through the Power of His Holy Spirit working in me as I deny myself and say "NO!" to the foods I crave.
Last night I made one of my favorite meals for my family but did not eat it myself. This was incredibly difficult for me. I have never done this before!
I love this quote from my teaching pastor, Craig Groeschel "If you want to accomplish something you have never accomplished, you have to do something you have never done." I think this applies. I have to do things I have never done and break out of this mold i have been in for so long!