Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wanna Lick??

It usually starts with just a lick... or a taste.  That is how I normally begin to walk off the beaten path.  Shortly thereafter, I begin to run at a full blown sprint from said path.  I always think I can control myself with just having ONE of something, but it doesn't usually work out that way.  Like say, a doughnut.  OMG!  What I would give for a hot, glazed KK doughnut.  But, I know it won't stop at one doughnut.

Isn't this how we are with God too.  The things that He has set off limits to us, just starts with a "lick" so to speak.  We have that thought about whatever and pretty soon, we are dwelling on it.  Then we think that we can have just a "taste".  Then the taste isn't enough either and we fool ourselves into thinking that just ONE is okay.  When the Lord brings conviction, we justify our behavior to ourselves, making it easier to do it again, or have another.

Satan usually brings just enough truth into the situation to make it easier for us to slip, to fall.  That is why we must be so on guard.  He comes to kill, steal, and destroy.  But even with the things the Lord has set off limits to us, they are meant for our protection, and for our good.


Giddy-Up said...

I know what you mean about not being able to have just one. It's easier to avoid it completely!

My first two days have gone pretty well! I'm definitely eating less carbs and that's my main goal for the moment.! Thanks for checking in!

Beth E. said...

Awesome post! Sigh...I can totally identify with the comment you left on my blog! Yep, I'm always ready for dinner, too!

I am very impressed with your weight loss, and I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog. I have GOT to do something about my weight, and looks like I've come to the right place...you're a great inspiration.


Janine said...

Oh that was good girl! I needed that. Not about the food either! Love ya much thanks for being so real!!