Eating is hindering my blessings in life.Â It sounds silly, but itâ€™s true.Â Iâ€™m not talking about the basic, help the body run eating.Â The kind of eating that is my stumbling block it the emotional and spiritual eating.
I eat because I feel fat and I just donâ€™t see the point anymore.
I eat because Iâ€™ve been working out and I feel good and deserve a break.
I eat because there is chocolate cake and itâ€™s just wrong to walk past chocolate cake.
I eat because there is only one bite left and one bite wonâ€™t really hurt will it?Â (I defer to Adam for the answer to that one.)
This type of eating is a sin.
So if eating too much is a sin and sin blocks my blessings, then my eating is hindering the blessings that God desires for my life.Â The real painful part is that my eating is also hindering the blessings of my family.Â You would think that thought alone would be enough to keep my mouth shut.Â
Sin has a strong pull though.Â The worse part of this sin is that the world has so many excuses for me to ignore it. Â
I am only overweight because of your parents.
I am only overweight because of the restaurant industry.
I am only overweight because of all the processed foods available.
Whereâ€™s my responsibility in my problem?
I need to be called to task about not living a life that reflects positively on my Father.Â If I were out drinking every other hour, my friends and family would have plenty to say.Â This eating is just as bad and kills far more in the US.
Today, Iâ€™m starting fresh.Â Iâ€™m starting different.Â Iâ€™m going to WAR!
Iâ€™m going to pray my way past gluttony and to a fitter, trimmer life.Â Breaking the sin will not be easy.Â I know it doesnâ€™t want to go.Â Â But itâ€™s time, and I'm determined to be free.