Self control is hard. We don’t like to deny ourselves. We don’t think that its necessary. We make excuses and declare, “That’s nice for someone else, but I could never give up _______!” (fill in the blank: soda, sugar, cupcakes, smoking…) -Lysa TerKeurst
Last June, I gave up *drum roll please* ….fast food. I have gone without McDonalds, Taco Bell, Chicken Express or Sonic (or any other restaurant of that nature) for 13 months as of today!!! Was giving it up hard? Heck yes. Did I crave it at times? Yes. Do I crave it anymore? No. I don’t even want it. Do you know how awesome that feels? In fact, I was over at my Grandparents last week and they were eating McD for breakfast. Grandma offered me some McDonalds pancakes. I expressed my gratitude, but that I just couldn’t do it. I’ve come so far without it now, that I don’t want to a) ruin my track record and b) I just don’t want it! I have zero desire for fast food!
I have always loved McDonalds Mcchickens, chicken nuggets and their breakfast burritos (umm, gross?) I love pretty much anything from Taco Bell, and don’t get me started on the chicken strips from Chicken Express. Then I watched Supersize Me. And as a medical professional, I couldn’t believe what I watched. If you haven’t seen that documentary, watch it. You too may never eat fast food again. Fast food is certainly convenient but what it does to your health is not convenient. Gross.Me.Out.
Self control is hard. We want what we want when we want it. And when it comes to making any sort of sacrifice, we rely only on ourselves and let’s face it, ourselves is not very reliable at times. But with a little reliance on our God Most High, we can let go of the excuses and give up whatever it is we put in that fill-in-the-blank.