Small Choices

small choicesI’m still paying the price this afternoon for the choice to eat pancakes this morning. They tasted awesome going down, but they don’t taste so great throughout my day again and again.
I knew during the holidays that my eating choices would not be the best and had planned for it. Yet, here I am ten days into 2014 and I’m still saying to myself, “Just this once. It won’t hurt. I’ll get back to eating right this afternoon.”
I’m paying the price for that just once more attitude. I knew I should have substituted fruit or cottage cheese, both of which I love, for the pancakes. But I thought, “I want them and just this one time won’t be a big deal.”
It’s the same with the sinful behaviors the Spirit wants to remove from our lives to draw us closer to Jesus. We want to do them and tell ourselves, “Just once more and I’ll quit.” Right. We forget that it’s this “just once more” attitude that provides the heartburn for the rest of our day.
We must keep up our shields of faith at all times. The choices we make in the morning, could come back to adversely affect us in the afternoon. Ben Carson once said, “The person who has the most to do with what happens to you in life is you. Nobody else gets to determine that except you.” So choose to exercise the truths the Spirit of God has given you in the Word of God today.
Set Fre“E” Nowww

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