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Thursday, February 21, 2013

At Least I Don't...

Ephesians 6: 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Do I succumb to the wiles of the devil? I might tell the self-righteous part of me that at least, I don't cheat on my spouse. At least, I don't falsify my taxes. At least, I don't drink to excess. At least, I don't take drugs. At least, I don't.....and the list goes on, but is that the whole story?

Being a self-righteous Christian a few too many times to count, I forget all the very subtle ways I let Satan sneak in and put a wedge in my relationship with God. One of those ways is that I turn to food to soothe my nerves when I'm stressed. I also try to be in control of situations, my life, the lives of others, and I even try to be in control of God, asking Him to answer my prayers in the exact way I specified. I find myself compelled to look at those magazines that tell all about the lives of movie stars, which really makes me involved in gossiping, something God doesn't like.

I let any weight gain affect my relationship with my family, others, and being the person that God wants me to be. That's because I haven't put on the whole armour of God, and have succumbed to the wiles of the devil and his worldly influences on me through food, weight gains/losses, etc. Fortunately for me, God is very forgiving. Once I realize this, I can ask Jesus to forgive me and heal my focus on food, control, weight, or whatever works a subtle wedge in my relationship with God...and He always does!!!

Since I have used this Bible passage as an example of how God has positively influenced my overeating, this does not necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the verse.

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