Friday, April 13, 2012
Oh, be careful, little mouth, what you eat,
For your father up above
is looking down in love,
So, be careful little mouth, what you eat!"
Being careful is about watching out for the unexpected pitfall and staying away from activities that can lead to disaster.
It occurred to me, this morning, that I haven't been careful.
Part of the healing needed to reach my goal weight is being willing to take responsibility for my past actions. I wasn't careful. I ate with abandon. I ignored the looming consequences of eating too much. Oh, sure, I thought I had good reasons for my choices to eat. It's a special occasion. It's a holiday. I'm bored. It's Tuesday. I woke up today.
Bottom line...I wasn't careful.
I need to remember that God isn't looking at me in judgment, but with the love that doesn't want me to hurt myself. He knows the pain I would face from overeating. He knows the rejection I would experience. He knows the discomfort I would feel.
He loves me. He wants me to be careful...not only with what I eat, but with what I think about, the words I use, and the things I do.
He's looking down.