Did you ever go to church, and feel like the pastor was talking directly to you during the sermon? Yeah, that happened to me today.
I kinda had a feeling that would happen. Captain Derek spoke on Galatians 5:16-18 this morning. “So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.”
I’m not going to preach that whole sermon for you. But my problem has to do with the fact that I run to food to fill a void. For some people, its drugs, alcohol, porn, whatever. For me, its food. I use it as a coping mechanism. When I don’t want to FEEL whatever crap is going on in my life, I turn to food. We try to control our own lives with these things, but its not working for us! Like I said the other day, I have been able to give God control over other parts of my life, but not this part. But God has been calling me to give this up. I know it, and I’ve been ignoring it. I’ve been sinning. But I do not want to be a slave to this sin.
So I did have that talk with the man upstairs. I don’t want to “gratify the desires of [my] sinful nature” anymore. I want to live by the Spirit!
Step #1: Surrender. CHECK!