The Bible says, “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of correction will drive it far from him” (Proverbs 22:15).
Children behave foolishly because they are immature physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Consequently, they must be disciplined or taught to act, think, feel, and live in a way that pleases God, keeps them at peace with others, and conforms to the laws of society in order for them to live abundant lives through Christ.
Understandably, there is a major problem in the life of an adult who continues to behave like a foolish child.
It is sad and very difficult to see adults who lack self-control, who are easily angered, who overindulge in harmful substances or activities, or who never deny themselves pleasurable activities or material things in order to pay their bills, provide for their families, or take care of themselves.
They make the same mistake over and over again but never seem to learn from it.
Unfortunately, that is what is happening to you in regard to food and beverages. The truth is you are being a hard-headed, selfish, disobedient child who is determined to have it your way, regardless of the consequences, even though you know you are on the path that leads to destruction.
You have not only been told repeatedly by loved ones, physicians, and public service announcements that your unhealthy lifestyle will lead to cancer, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, or death, but you have also seen the truth of this repeatedly with your own eyes as your family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and even church members succumb to the various obesity-related diseases or complications from eating disorders.
Nevertheless, like a child, you continue to play with fire and throw a violent, internal temper tantrum at the mere mention of starting a diet and exercise plan or receiving treatment for an eating disorder.
Notwithstanding, God the Father loves you, and like the good parent He is, He is patiently correcting you today by saying, “That’s enough!” You must obey the voice of the Lord and accept His positive discipline, or you will reap the harvest of His negative discipline.
On the positive side, obedience results in the healthy and fit version of you and a longer lifespan.
Conversely, disobedience results in the negative consequences that lead to death which you may already be experiencing, namely, hypertension, high cholesterol, insulin shots, acid reflux, mental health issues, and sleep apnea to name a few.
Either way, God is faithful to perform His Word, for the Bible says, “the Lord disciplines those He loves, as a Father the son he delights in” (Proverbs 3:12).
I encourage you today to grow up! As 1 Corinthians 13:11 states, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
It is time to be an adult who realizes and accepts that sometimes you just have to put on your big girl underwear and get it done!
If you are finally ready to grow up, then purchase your copies of the Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook and the Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher’s Edition online today at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
In the books, you will learn the biblical principles regarding the body, dieting, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body for the glory of God.
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