Weigh-in Saturday has arrived again. Weight gain or loss is relentless. For those of us with weight challenges, we must set plans in motions, cultivate right beliefs, and exercise our thinking by those beliefs. In other words, I’ve got to get the scale going down as effortlessly as possible. By the way, if you started a diet the first of the year, statistics say you have already quit.
We’ve been talking about the failure cycle and how to stay out of it. The point of entry is temptation. Other writers have called it “cues”. First, we saw that God does not tempt. So where do temptations come from?
It’s a complicated compilation of comprehensive processes both physical and spiritual. That’s a way of saying the processes God created in man are broke. Sin entering into the process was the first problem. It brought in all kinds of emotional and eating problems, which resulted in the physical body trying to compensate its normal processes in an attempt to correct for poor choices and ultimately failing. So the mind became engaged in a war as it were to satisfy the true nutritional needs. The body controls the process of rewards and satisfaction and less by the will (mind) and the spirit isn’t even involved.
Therefore, the body was more easily tempted. Temptation has been a problem and we have received the same problem. For the dieter it all begins with a temptation. How many dieters can pass up a lone cookie sitting on the workplace counter? Most of us will easily pass up a Brussels sprout sitting on the counter, but a brownie? Can’t always do it.