The above title was posted on a wall at McDonald’s; along with a few of their mouthwatering dessert photos. I must say, “I was a bit tempted.” And while standing in line, having to wait for my medium coffee…my inner voice repeated the slogan and added, and so is sin…for a season. So I didn't get any...Lol
Desserts are delicious and so is sin, but only for a season. In my youth, and up until about 2 years ago, I simply loved loved, loved brownies and funnel cake. Not to mention, whenever I go visit my dad, it’s a must that we eat cheesecake. It’s become our father/daughter ritual.
I like to think God is super funny when it comes to my life. I tell my sisters and girlfriends all the time, “There are no men where I live.” Seriously…there are plenty of men in my place of employment but none in my County. There is however, a funnel cake stand next to my Condo and a block away from that is all the Kettle Corn your heart desires.
I cannot have sex but I can have all the dessert I want. Right? Yep, if I want to become obese and have a boatload of health issues when I retire. With the free will that the Father has given me and “owning” my “grown up” status, I have to make adult choices that will greatly impact my health and my life.
I choose not to eat a funnel cake every day and although I stocked up on Kettle Corn when I found out about Hurricane Sandy, it’s not something I do on a regular basis. As tempting as it is, I’ve reprogrammed my mind. At some point, we have to do the “mature” thing and consider the consequences before hand. Wow…to actually think about how something will impact our lives before we actually do it. How foreign does that sound?
We all slip and we all fall short of His Glory, (that's why we need Him) but repeatedly doing what you know is not pleasing to the Father is clearly dancing with the Devil. And with that conscious “behavior” we can pay now or pay later…but eventually today’s decisions will greatly affect tomorrow’s destiny.