The beginning “new fruit”
I do not look in the mirror; When I need the reflection for any specific reason, I just glance at what it is I need. I have avoided the front side of the camera at all costs, and realized that I have “deleted” myself from my life. I took a moment to actually look in the mirror today, and what I saw was a sad, fat, old, wrinkled stranger. The surprise of what was looking back at me made me sad and desperate. That is where I am now….sad and desperate. How did I let myself get to this place, and how do I get out?
Now, I am reminded regularly that feelings can often times be liars, and when they start to remind me that I am “less” than I really am, I should argue my point. But, lately, I have been pondering the real definition of beauty, and realize that I can use a little diet and fitness for my spiritual beauty as well. The reason I am sad is not because I am fat and unfit, it is because I need to feast a bit on the “fruit of the spirit”. I am not giving up on my physical being, I am just going to enhance that with building up my spiritual being. My God is amazing, and I know, through Him, I can do anything.
This week I plan to work on Self-Control. I will drink 8 glasses of water per day; I will exercise a minimum of 30 minutes per day; I will not eat after 7:00 pm; And I will spend a minimum of 30 minutes a day dedicated to studying Gods word.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.