Gluttony - Eating to excess. Gluttony
is a sin. Anything you do in excess, to your detriment, to the
detriment of your ability to serve God, that is ahead of your
daily relationship with God is a sin. God gave us food to nourish
our body, taste buds to enjoy food, and eating is part of our
life. Gluttony however refers to eating in excess. Many fine
men and women of God have tremendous lives and do great work
for the Lord, but this is an area they struggle.
Like all sin, gluttony can be overcome, not in our own strength,
but in His. Like all sin, if you fight this battle, you need
a battle plan. God can give you that plan, the strength to
carry it out, the perseverance to get
victory. Like in other sins though, the question becomes,
do you really want to win? Do you really want to conquer this
foe? Do you even recognize this is a problem in your life?
Pray for those who fight this battle each day. I have no
doubt you know people in your family, school, workplace, church,
that are going through this struggle. Pray for them today.
Pray that the Lord would open their eyes and show them this
is a problem. Pray that they will have the courage, like anyone
who is dealing with a particular sin, to admit it and allow
the Lord to walk them to victory.
Gluttony is a very difficult struggle just as quiting smoking
and other drugs. God is more than able to give you victory!
My prayer for you today is that you recognize the issue is
very real. I pray that you recognize it as a problem. I am
confident that if you take that first step, God can and will,
help you overcome this struggle in your life. I realize sensitive
nature of this sin like any sin. But there is no use in hiding
it or candy-coating the problem. It is time to recognize it
as a problem, and get busy fighting it and letting God help
you become victorious over this part of your life.
In his love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,