Thursday, October 29, 2015

{ A light bulb moment.....}

So, yesterday morning I read this verse of scripture.....

I Corinthians 9:27
But I discipline my body and keep it under control.....

Then, one of my sweet blogging friends left me a comment regarding chocolate, saying that she had gotten past her craving for chocolate.

And, I suddenly had a light bulb moment!

If Paul, the greatest "preacher" of all time (in my humble opinion) had things in his life he had to overcome that required him to "discipline" his body and if my  friend could do the same......
then,  why can't I?!?

Is there any reason why I can't just tell myself "NO" when it comes to overeating?

Shouldn't I be able to stop myself instead of speaking my mind sometimes?

When a judgmental thought pops into my head why can't I just immediately change my train of thought?

Oh, this has certainly given me some things to PONDER.

How about you?
Are you "disciplined" in these things?
Have you trained yourself to "change the subject" in your head?
Are these crazy questions?

Looking forward to your opinions!

Breathing in Grace,


  1. Pretty powerful, Debbie! Another thing I love about Paul is that he recognized that even when we are trying, we still mess up. He talks about the things he shouldn't do, those things he does and the things he should do, he doesn't. (pretty loose paraphrase there!) It gives me hope when I see that great man with the same struggle. Those certainly aren't crazy questions. Am I disciplined in this. Sometimes, but many times, not. I'm an impulse reactor at times and that gets me in trouble. Great post!

  2. It depends on the situation for for chocolate...well...that is another story, sad to say. Since reading and taking the Bible study Made to Crave (Lysa Terkurst)--it does make sense to me about over eating, why etc. Thanks for the smiles on this (another) rainy day from up north. Blessings

  3. Some great food for thought Deb. Well.....I must confess...Sweets is not my problem...BUT PURE OUT FOOD IS! And my eating habits are terrible. A friend of mine made the remark last week: I am going to have to take charge and ownership of my health--...body wise and mind wise and I am totally gonna have to let Jesus be the leader cause I can't do it! WOW! Speaking your mind part....Well....I am so better than what I used to be Deb. Learning slowly but surely to think first....and sometimes that's hard. Thanks for the REAL post. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. I wish I could say I had enough discipline to stop binge eating or eating things that I know are not good for me, but sad to say, I dont. That scripture has given me food for thought tho. Thanks you for sharing, and I hope you have a wonderful day.

  5. Not crazy questions at all, Deb. I quit smoking in 1983 by just making up my mind to quit. No tapering off...I just quit. No gum, no patches. I just quit. SO....why is it so hard to stop over-eating when I know it is just as bad for me? It really is a mind game. We have to make the choices that will help us reach our goals. Easier said than done. Great post!!


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