In the weaknesses of dieting come the strengths of God’s sufficient grace. He helps us overcome the temptations and cravings that put us into the failure cycle.
We’ve talked about temptations, but we have to remember the temptation is caused by our diet plan. If we are tempted to eat bread when our plan says no bread, then we fail when we go ahead and eat bread. We are in control of our diet plan. So in that sense we can control temptations.
Let’s explain that further. If the diet plan says no eating bread and we stick to the plan, we will encounter many obstacles in our eating because of that rule. That means no toast in the mornings, no sandwiches at lunch, and no garlic bread for dinner. It requires a whole new adjustment in the way you like to eat. On that diet plan, bread of any kind then is considered a temptation and eating it is a diet failure.
How can we get around this so we don’t have to go through the cycle of failure because we ate a piece of bread? Are we skirting the issue with trickery? Think about it.