SOMETHING ABOUT ME YOU’D NEVER GUESS
I have a strange practice which I’m sure you could never guess! Perhaps I shouldn’t even be admitting it, but the truth is that I weigh myself every morning. I never miss a day! Let me tell you why. It’s important because my family has a strong history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart problems. An important part of the stewardship of my body is keeping my weight where it needs to be. That means I need to keep myself accountable every day. If I let down for a day or figure I won’t weigh myself for a while then it’s all the easier to eat the wrong things or too much of the right things. I need to stay on top of it every single day, I need daily accountability – that’s all that works for me.
The same is true spiritually. I need to keep on top of the sins I struggle with every day. I have to hold myself accountable daily, even hourly and minute by minute. It I let go for a bit and figure I’ll catch up later things rapidly get out of control. It’s amazing how quickly my sins, like my weight, can take off and get away from me. I need to stay on top of them every day as well if I am going to have victory over them. And that is even more important than my weight!
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. 25 Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; 27 but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
How are you doing with your stewardship of the body God has given you? Where can you improve?
How are you doing in your battle over the sins that seem to defeat you? What are you doing to stay on top of them every day? How can you improve?