Failing Failure

“Those of us who belong to the Anointed One have crucified our old lives and put to death the flesh and all the lusts and desires that plague us.” ~Galatians 5:24

Six days into a new eating plan and I botch it big time.

I should be over this… the eating emotionally. That was something I conquered a long while ago.

Yet here I am, six days into a new eating plan and facing unexpected stresses and disappointments, and I’m looking for relief from food.

They’re not even unhealthy foods!

They just aren’t on my plan. Something in me feels restricted and rebellious – I’ll show you,life! Throw me a curveball and I’ll eat off plan to get even!

Yeah. I’m a smart one.

Now I’m spiraling down into those old feelings of being a failure. Out come the red vines… plopped on the counter, much to the kids’ extreme delight. Just one… maybe two… what the heck, I’ve already failed, how about we all just finish the bag off?!

My thoughts are dark and tumultuous as I drive down the freeway. I want to scream and cry at the same time.

Then He leans in closer. Holy Spirit whispers;

“You’re not a failure. You’re learning. You haven’t failed. Don’t give up on Me, I’m doing something new. I will prove this out to you. Will you hang in here with Me?

Remember: These thoughts of failure are no longer part of you, they have been put to death. This kind of thinking only leads to old desires for perfection, to long after something never intended for you. You are not a failure, you are a success – one of My greatest successes. You are failing to let failure have its way with you. Hang in there, I AM able to do this new thing in you. Just watch what I do.”

“May the Grace of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, infuse your spirit with His, Amen” ~Galatians 6:18

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