I’m gonna screw up. I’m gonna forget that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. And I am going to fall into my gluttony-filled habits. This is inevitable. Of course, this shouldn’t stop me from trying my best to make good choices.
I shouldn’t stop before I even begin.
So when I do screw up, what am I gonna do? What is my game plan to get back onto the narrow path?
First of all, I’m not gonna emotionally abuse myself by getting frustrated that I did it again. I’m going to confess it and leave it at the cross.
I’m gonna get back up and put one foot in front of the other.
The next moment I find myself making a choice, I’m gonna try again.
Each time I make the right choice, it gets easier and easier.
This weekend was hard, and I didn’t make good choices (concerning food). I forgot my long term goal of being a presentable temple and thought only about my tastebuds (aka me). I did go on a killer bike ride, but just because that was a good choice doesn’t mean that I should have chosen the food I did (repeatedly again and again–I am being redundant on purpose!). I did not worship God in my choices this weekend.
So I confessed it and when I’m faced with another choice next time, I plan on choosing what will provide joy for the long haul and not just temporary satisfaction.
What is your plan for the stumbles you make on the way?