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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I Need to be Saved from Myself, at Times...

Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for Thy mercies' sake. Psalms 6:4

I need to be saved from myself, at times. I will think I'm doing much better with my eating and then find myself slipping back into old overeating patterns. I had made a diet pie that I can eat instead of one of my three daily breads/starches. For several days, my dinner was based around a starch like pasta, rice, etc., so I wasn't able to exchange my evening bread/starch for a slice of pie.

Yesterday, we were having beans for dinner and I was really looking forward to having a piece of that diet pie, afterward. I went to get the pie out of the refrigerator and it looked strange. It was extremely dark around the edges. I tried to talk myself into thinking it was alright to eat anyway. I started scooping the pie onto my plate while I was realizing that the darkness on the pie was probably mold of some type, because it sat in the refrigerator for several days.

That didn't stop me, though. I was figuring a way to eat around it, because I had looked forward to that pie all day, when God intervened. He stopped me dead in my tracks with the realization of what I was about to do for a piece of pie. Why in the world would I even consider eating a piece of pie with mold on it?

Usually, when I slip back into old patterns and am resistant to considering change, more is going on than I realize. That evening, I spent some quiet time on my bed talking to God about it, asking why I was doing this. I've mentioned before that my overeating has more to do with stress and other issues than what I eat. Sometimes they just sneak up on me like this which means I'm not even aware that I'm stressed about anything. You would think after all He's done for me in the past, I would turn to God immediately, but I didn't. Fortunately for me, God saves me from myself, my fears, my stress, my insecurities, and my forgetfulness. I am so glad that God never forgets about me the same way that I forget about Him, and returns my focus to Him, once again. Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for Thy mercies' sake. Psalms 6:4 

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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