Tuesday, 13 December 2005

Woo Hoo!

Well. I am unofficially off of chocolate. Sort of. Chocolate pudding is still a staple in my diet. A woman needs to get her calcium after all.

God is wonderful. God is good. God is there for us when we ask him for help. He has made that clear through his word. I've learned though that I need to be specific when asking him for help with a problem. The first time I asked for stregnth to get through my chocolate addiction, I believe that he sent that help in the form of a diabetes scare. This time I hesitated before asking and finally did praying for stregnth to give up chocolate, but not through a diabetes scare, cancer or any other horrible fate. He answered my prayer. I got the stomach flu after downing a bag of chocolate balls.

When I pass by the chocolate chip jar I feel a shiver go up my spine and I break out in a cold sweat. I have chocolate balls sitting in my bedside table (don't ask why they are there and tell me I have a problem, my husband already did that!) I can't even muster up enough courage to take them out of there and throw them away now that I am better. Just thinking about them gives me indigestion.

So, my sincere thanks to the "Big Guy" for the help. I guess the moral of the story is that God will help you when you ask. I just need to remember that he's not a magic genie and will help you his way and in his time. The way that is best for me, and that will work for me, even though it may not be the way that I was hoping for! His will be done! Amen.

P.S. Thank God for toilets! 'Sploding ones or not!


Kurt said...

A wise, wise post.

Mr. Incredulous said...

Isn't it odd that the only time we truly appreciate toilets is when we're ill... Then it's as if it was the greatest triumph of man's enginuity!
Seriously, I had no idea that you were THIS serious about kicking the cocoa bean. Best wishes to you and trust in Him always.

Patti said...

You set a goal, and you stuck with it, and you have succeeded. I am in awe of you.

And there's more chocolate for me!

fourth_fret said...

that is too funny. and sad. but more funny than sad. heh.

good job.

Adventurer said...

you can't have given up chocolate. IT's too close to Christmas.

GoofyJ said...

Once on the way home from a trip to Monatana in December we prayed for good roads and a safe drive. We were blessed with clear roads and no car problems or anything. The catch? We had 3 kids throwing up in the car and I managed to make it to a bathroom in time before I decorated the car too. Now we always include our health along with a safe drive. :) Congrats on meeting your goal. :)