Daily Archives: September 14, 2011
Yum. I love a good brownie. I used to REALLY like a good brownie to the tune of TOO many brownies for any one person at any given time period. I seemed to not know when enough was enough.
Oh I’m sure I *knew* when enough was… but at the rate I “enjoyed” them – I never really did know how many I had. Maybe if I didn’t keep track, I wouldn’t feel so badly?
Maybe I lied to myself.
I was talking with another friend who is working on getting healthy for Him, and she shared with me a similar struggle.
“I can’t stop eating the brownies if they’re in my house,” she said.
“I totally get that…,” I said.
“No seriously Sara, I just could eat 3 or 4 brownies throughout the day and not even bat an eye…,” she said.
“Yes, REALLY… I used to do that too,” I said.
It’s something I was embarassed about before… but now the thought of it? It honestly makes me SICK. What was I thinking?
I read how sugar just makes you crave MORE sugar, and what it does to your system… and I think… Why was I poisoning myself day after day… and what did I think I was accomplishing hiding in food like that?
I think I thought I really liked brownies, I guess? I think I thought I couldn’t say no… or couldn’t stop. Maybe I just didn’t WANT to stop.
At any rate, hopefully my friend felt encouraged by hearing me say I struggled too. She can now see, I no longer battle that addiction. I was glad that God had humbled me to share that I had sadly, done the same thing.
With all of that said… I had to share that a plate of brownies… one of my FAVORITE kinds: Peanut Butter Cookie/Brownies, has SAT on my counter since Sunday and I haven’t had one! (Nor have I cared to!)
THAT. is amazing.
God has brought me so far. Thank you God!!
So what is it for you? Do you have any hidden foods or calories you like to eat in secret, thinking no one else sees?
Pray for Him to remove desires you struggle with. If it’s the beginning of your transformation – sometimes removing them from your physical self (as you get stronger) is a better idea. Sometimes the temptation is too much!
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24-27