“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do” (Romans 7:15). Sounds like Paul is speaking about a dieter. This is the struggle with law and grace—flesh and spirit. How many times have you had your breakfast on plan and head off to work or other errand and a cookie raises its ugly head right in front of you. Your flesh reaches out to grab it before you consult with the Spirit. Next thing you know you are violating your commitment to the plan. We have all been there–me plenty of times especially when working. “There are donuts in the break room” comes the announcement over the speaker. We get up like Pavlov’s dogs and hurry to the break room to get our donut before they’re all gone. I do what I do not want to do. Food has attraction built into it. Unless we break that pull it will continue to plague us. Remember “bet you can’t eat just one?” That thought played on our weaknesses. But thanks be to God that when we are weak He is strong. Stop a moment and move out of your flesh into the Spirit. Take control and refuse what you choose not to eat.
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