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Sunday, August 02, 2015

Matthew 11:28
'Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.'

Sunday was 'anything goes' day. I had decided that if I was good about sticking to my goals through the week, maybe I would allow myself to splurge a little on Sunday. It made the my goals so much more attainable. Interestingly though, I never really went overboard on Sundays. I would allow myself to eat something that I really liked, but I ate a moderate amount and found myself totally satisfied. Whenever we attempt something difficult, we need to allow ourselves a respite. It is a good thing to take a break, even from our eating goals as long as we do not go over board. It requires self-control, but it can help us keep a healthy perspective on why we decided to change the way we look at food in the first place.
I had to learn not to deny myself completely of the foods that I did enjoy so much or else I would slip up and binge on them and wind up sabotaging myself . Along with all my efforts and the labour that I put into the planning would seem like a waste. I then learned to turn to the scriptures and prayer for strength from Jesus. After all He promised that He would take away all of our burdens, if we asked. I don't expect Him to do all the work for me, but it is sure comforting to know that He is there when I need Him the most.

Today's thought: I am tired of being heavy-ladened physically!
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    Well said! You can do this!
    2087 days ago
  • MICH1954
    Your take on the idea of moderation instead of denial is very refreshing. I too feel stronger knowing Jesus is there to strengthen my resolve when ever I feel myself slipping.
    2088 days ago
    God bless!
    2088 days ago
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