Normally I use remarkable restraint. Today, however, was different. I threw caution to the wind at the Amish bakery and instead of simply buying one dozen whole wheat rolls, I purchased the whole wheat rolls and a scrumptious box of home-made donut holes...in my favorite flavors.
I should have known better.
Many heavenly donut holes later, I pounded the pavement in a walk of penance. Feeling my stomach's tattle-tale bulge against the waist of my pants, I shook my head, wondering what on earth had possessed me. Certainly the $2.95 price didn't help, nor did the irresistable aroma caressing my nostrils from the moment I entered the store. But ultimately, I made the decision. Faced with my weakness, I caved.
Donuts are my kryptonite. I'm powerless against them.
Fortunately for me, I love one thing even more than decadent donut temptations. And that's Jesus. Not only is He irresistable, He's completely guilt-free. In fact, He takes my guilt - even when I deliberately make some not so great choices. Such as when my mouth runneth over in the midst of agravating traffic. Like over reacting in a heated misunderstanding, or failing with a negative attitude - again. Things that make me shake my head at myself.
While the Lord doesn't wave a wand and make the results of our choices disappear, He does grant us incredible power against temptation. So the next time I head into the world's finest bakery, or find myself in the midst of a highway-turned-parking-lot, I don't have to worry. I'll be wearing my kryptonite-repellant armor of God. And I will overcome.
So tell me, what's your kryptonite? (And it doesn't have to be food-related.)
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13