Here in our forced humble state of failed dieting God can speak his good news …
You are no match for your flesh. You will lose every time; it is just a matter of time.
Paul says, “So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Romans 7:21:24
When we choose to walk by faith in God – rather than ourselves – with His grace, dieting becomes his battle, his fight, not our own. This is exactly Paul’s conclusion to his question:
“Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!” Romans 7:25
Intentionally we are to remove our thoughts from the tormented boxing ring in our soul and not think about dieting. We are to take a front row seat and watch Christ show himself strong, or, as I prefer, leave the arena of dieting all together.
Each eating and drinking choice is an intersection as you walk with God’s grace. Stop and pause, just as you would at a street corner. Look both ways – back and forth at all your failed attempts – and conclude, “I can’t do this, but you Lord Jesus can. I will let you lead me safely through this decision.” That is how you step, then walk by faith in God’s grace.
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