“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”
Are we letting God be our refuge or do we take our troubles to our idols?
This was the topic of discussion at my job last week. It got me thinking. Many people have addictions to a variety of things. Smoking, drinking, caffeine and so on. But what about food? Let’s define addiction. Merriam-Webster defines it as persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful. Anything that enters your body can potentially be harmful. And if you compulsively eat, you are definitely harming yourself. You are making decisions that will harm you. God wants you to take care of yourself as He calls your body a temple. Maybe you don’t realize that you are compulsively eating. Okay, when you are upset or worried about something, do you go for chips or ice cream? Or better yet, a soda? Then you are compulsively eating and not going to God with your troubles, but using food instead.
If you’re not compulsively eating, what are you spending more time doing? Eating? Or Spending time with God? God should definitely come first or whatever we are placing in His place becomes our idol. Really sit down and think about how much time you spend eating, thinking, preparing or shopping for food. It adds up quick doesn’t it? So, let’s concentrate on making God first in our lives.
This puts food in a different perspective doesn’t it? So this is where I changed my view of food. Food is sustenance. Yes, it may be enjoyable. But, God comes first. So let’s not make food out idol. Let’s allow food to give us strength to stand firm in our faith as sustenance to become a greater person in Him.
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