Now that we have turned our face from Egypt, some of you have experienced rising above the pull of this world, the allure of Egypt, the magnetic pull of the refrigerator, or the prison of food. You were presented with the picture of the Thin Eater, or the person who feels no magnetic pull to food. We studied the externals (their behavior), but what in the world are they thinking… feeling? What is their train of thought that they could turn down food? We have been told that we need to turn away from the refrigerator, but just exactly how are we supposed to accomplish this feat? Why are others able to go through the buffet lines and remain in control while we feel like breaking the lines and eating everything in sight? Why do we feel out of control to the point that we avoid social events?
You will need self-control, which is part of the fruit of the Spirit of God. Again, how do you get the Spirit of God? In Acts 5:32, it says plainly… “God gives His Spirit to those who obey Him.”
You have just experienced this to be true. How did you, for the first time in your life, the first week of Weigh Down, stop in the middle of the meal from your favorite restaurant? You obeyed God. You denied what you wanted to do and put God first, so God gave you His Spirit of control.
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