Fast = Broken. 15 days down and I gave in. I wasn’t feeling well over the weekend, and I caved Sunday night. Comfort during sickness. I had a Pepsi. Excuses, I know. It wasn’t that great, it didn’t satisfy or fulfill me, and it only temporarily made me feel better. I basically can’t taste anything since I’m still sick so I wasted it. I had 6 days left. I should’ve prayed it off, and kept trucking. But, I didn’t and life goes on.
We are all tempted in life one way or another. And the things that tempt us range from sweets, Pepsi, drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, the list goes on and on and on. So, what happens when we are weak, and give in to temptation?
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Bam! We all sin. Does it make it ok that we sin? No. Do I feel ok about drinking Pepsi when I was fasting for God because the Bible says everyone sins? Nope. I wish I would’ve been stronger. So, what do we do when temptation wins? We repent. Get in a quiet place, get serious, and pray to God. Tell Him you’re sorry and mean it. Really, really mean it. Repent, and do better next time. Guess what? That guilt you feel is there for a reason, but don’t let it get you down because He Still Loves You. We have a saying at my church and it goes like this: “There’s nothing you can do to make Him love you more, and there’s nothing you can do to make Him love you less.” He’s stuck with you, the real you, and he’s ok with it. So, you should be ok with it too. But, not ok enough to keep doing what you’re doing. Suck it up and move on. Don’t wallow in self-pity. That stuff is useless. But, still understand the magnitude of your sin. Let the guilt fuel you to do better and grow. The sky is the limit. Keep Climbing!
Peace, Love, and Jesus,