Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What Is It About Indulging?

What is it about indulging?  Do you ever find yourself saying, "oh I'll just indulge a little bit, then I'll get back on track."

If you are like me, that rarely ever works.  Think about it.  What does the word INDULGE mean?  See Below:

transitive verb

1a: to give free rein to
1b: to take unrestrained pleasure in (gratify)

2a: to yield to the desire of
2b: to treat with excessive leniency, generosity, or consideration

Let's talk about my biggest struggle:  FOOD ADDICTION.  

If you were to treat a food addict the same way you would an alcoholic or a person recovering from substance abuse, you'd never tell them it's okay to have the following:

"free rein", "take unrestrained pleasure in" "to yield to their desires" or to treat their addiction with "excessive leniency" would you?  

So why is it so easy to do with food?  

Well, we know why.  We need food to live and it is everywhere!  You aren't looked down upon if you go to the store and fill up your shopping cart with whatever your little heart desires.

I really think there needs to be a treatment/rehab center for people will food addiction.

What do you think?  Or maybe, better yet, we'd do better to completely immerse ourselves in the rehab center of GOD'S HOLY WORD!

Romans 16:18
For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

Romans 6:13
Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.

Ephesians 2:3
Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. 

Proverbs 18:1
He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom.

James 4:1-3
What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.  

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