God’s Spirit of Self-ControlJuly 28, 2020
How to Get Answered PrayersJuly 30, 2020
The magnetic force toward food is a lot like the gravitational force that we have toward Earth. With enough thrust and force, you can fly above the pull of the food. Focusing and determining and then obeying the will of God is the lift and the thrust to rise above—to be liberated! Focusing and then obeying what God wants is energizing spiritually and physically—you will find much more energy if you do not focus on what the flesh or the earthly nature wants. The focus on what the sensual desires want is devastating. Philippians 3:17-21 says:
Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you. For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
Your daily and hourly practice will be to refocus off of your sensual desires and onto your eternal destination. Every time your mind wanders to food (head hunger), quickly take it off and ask God to help you focus on Him or His will and long-term goals—not short- term pleasures. Leave the kitchen, go to your room, and open God’s Word. Eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full is so easy when you focus on what God wants.
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