Donut=Do Not

One thing that is great about starting my day with the Lord is that I have time to pray and ask Him to help me through the day.  So yesterday (and today as well) I prayed that God would give me strength to go through the day making healthy choices.  I prayed that He would keep me strong against temptations.  I gave to Him my day and told Him I wanted to hunger for HIM, not food. 

I was in a great mood when I got to work, feeling at peace and satisfied.  Then I opened my work email and read that one of my coworkers had brought in donuts for everyone.  I almost said out loud, “Seriously, Lord?  You’re going to test me already?”  I resolved then and there that I would not touch the donuts, so I went about my business.  Fortunately for me, the donuts were downstairs in another part of the building, so I didn’t have to face them directly.  In fact, by mid-morning I had completely forgotten about them.  All was right with the world. 

Then I had to go downstairs on that side of the building to hand over a check.  It was almost time for lunch, and my stomach was rumbling with hunger.  I was almost to my destination when I spotted it: that all-too-familiar white bakery box that I KNEW had delectable donuts inside.  I didn’t stop then but headed to my destination, but in my mind I was thinking, “Okay, I will just look and see which ones are there, and if my favorite is among them, I’ll eat it.”  Then as I got closer to the donuts, dreaming about eating one, I stopped myself.  What was I doing??  What kind of logic was I using?  Uh, sure, Erin, glut yourself on a donut, only as long as it’s one you REALLY like.  Good grief!  So I marched right past that box of donuts and back upstairs to my desk, not looking back. 

And you know what?  I was actually a little sad for a few minutes, but I would have been much sadder had I actually given in and had that donut.  That day, the donut lost, and I won.  The war continues, but I have experienced victory in at least one battle. 

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4 thoughts on “Donut=Do Not

  1. Yay you! I always think the food will make me happy, but I forget that the times I gorge or act the glutton, I'm not happy. I'm happiest when I make the right choice!
    I also forget that God cares about my choices and that He will be my strength! Thank you for the reminder. ~ L

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