One thing that is nice about not being able to eat chocolate or candy or anything that I might typically long for… is that I don’t really find myself longing for… anything. Well, I still long a bit for chocolate. Maybe “yearn” or “jones” is a better word. But as far as things that I’m permitted to eat on my fast: yeah, I don’t long or yearn for any of it.
I mean, don’t get me wrong I think cantaloupe is yummy. Pineapple is delish. But I’m not like dreaming about them while I’m in another room like I usually would be about chocolate. I’m not scheming some plan to snag some blueberries while the boys are playing on the other side of the room. And this is certainly keeping me from eating more than needed.
Maybe a day will come when I will struggle with gorging myself with pineapple, but… I don’t think so. I think I’ll have to get even more restrictive if the gorging pops up again: like no fresh potato chips, or cut out the hummus… ya know, things that are goooooood to the taste and therefore gorging temptations.
But it is my hope that my desire to gorge or gluttonize myself will soon fade away.
And my brain went to this verse.
If you find honey, don’t eat too much, or it will make you throw up. Proverbs 25:16
This advice certainly doesn’t mess around with trying to make you feel good… but it’s pretty durn accurate. Even honey is good for you, but… ya eat too much… ya gonna puke. Amen! haha