The other day I went to visit my sister. We both where really thirsty and wanted something cold drink! Well, on the third shelf was a cold Pepsi. We both where thinking the same thing and had to make a choice. Soda makes her and I sick to our stomachs along with a headache, but we both love the taste of it. So we debated on whether to drink the Pepsi or not. Well, we both gave in and decided being sick was worth it.
Not even an hour later, I start complaining about how sick I felt. Thinking to myself, I should not have drunk that stupid Pepsi.
“I will never drink a soda again,” I tell my sister.
“Me either,” she replied, “I have a headache”.
The Next day I went to visit my sister again. Well as you can probably guess, there was a cold Pepsi in the Refrigerator. So we go through the same debate as yesterday, and we gave in. So we drink the Pepsi knowing, we should not be drinking it, not caring about the consequences. For the second time, I get sick again. Thinking and saying the same thing.
“I will never drink another soda again!” I grumble to my sister, and of course she agreed with me, since she was feeling sick also.
The whole purpose of this silly story is because; through all these poor choices there are blessings! A blessing to me is anything that gets me thinking about and closer to God.
Blessing 1. The devil likes to bribe us and side tract us from our relationship with Jesus Christ. The devil makes it look good and sound amazing. Well just a little reminder, the devil is a liar. For example, The Pepsi was cold and taste good, but in the end it makes me sick! Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. (Matthew 4:1) I recommend you read on Matthew 4:1-11 to find out what Jesus did and what the devil did.
Blessing 2. We all have a choice to do good or bad. We have a choice to follow Jesus or the devil. Was it good or was it bad, that I drank the soda? It was bad on my part. No it was not keeping me from continuing on my walk with God, but there are other things in my life that I need to stop doing because, I know they are making me struggle with my walk with God. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (James 4:17)
Blessing 3. If I mess up and fail my Lord, I can repent and be forgiven. But just remember, the more you sin, the easier it gets and the more you will do it. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Do you have any advice to give? Please don’t be afraid to share!
Speaking of share, if you enjoyed this post, I’d be very grateful if you’d help it spread by emailing it to a friend, or sharing it on Twitter or Facebook. Thank you!
-Candace Anders, Faithful n Blessed