2 Cor 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
I've struggled with obedience. Ok, who am I kidding I struggle with obedience. Sometimes I just don't want to. It seems that lately I've been tasked with little steps of obedience, usually met up with some resistance from me. I do them, not liking it, but I do. Sometimes afraid, sometimes mad, knowing that His direction is the way I want to go, and in His love is the way I want to live.
Unless you're just tuning in, I'm doing the Biggest Loser at Metro. You wanna know what crazy thing they have asked us to do??? Don't step on a scale for three weeks. WHAT? all this work and I can't check to see how I'm doing? Really? You're nuts!
And so if I'm gonna be honest, I thought to myself, I could cheat and no one would know. Ok, but that's not right, just because you're doing something wrong and no one knows, doesn't make it right. Scratch that idea.
And then I thought, and even talked to Melissa about giving her my scale. Of course she agreed. But here's the thing, that's not obedience either. That's just removing the temptation.
In my life, I've given into temptation, and by the size of my butt, you know too many times temptation has beaten me. But this is not all about weight, this is about changing my mind set, and in all things I need to be obedient. Ugh. There will be a lot of times when I will be tempted and I am going to have to overcome that, and I will, and this is the first step.
So I will keep my scale in the same place it always is, I will not step on it. I will be obedient. I believe that the people running this contest have the best in mind for me, they obviously know what they are doing, and so I will listen, and be obedient.
2 Cor 2:9 The reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.