Confession Is Freeing

I Must Confess
I went to a retreat this past weekend and there God revealed to me areas in my life that were becoming idols. One, food because I was turning to food when I was not truly hungry. I was eating for other reasons such as boredom, for comfort, and to be honest just because I wanted to eat. I was also not minding my body’s signals when I was hungry or full. Second, Facebook games. I was spending too much time and money on the games. I was not limiting my time though I wanted to be able to do so. I was being neglectful of my responsibilities around the house and to my family.  I have since removed several game apps from my Facebook page. Confession is not easy but it humbling and freeing.
My new course of action regarding food: I am going to make an effort to ask myself “why am I eating? Am I hungry or am I wanting to eat for another reason?” I do desire to journal about my reasons for wanting to eat when I am not hungry and find something else to do. 
My new course of action from playing games: One, renew my blogging and work on writing a Bible study. One other thing that God called my attention to was that I am not worshiping Him for who He is, for what He has done, and for what He has yet to do often enough. In this Bible study that He is leading me to write I am going to explore worship and how I (we) can worship Him anew. For worship hinges on honoring Him.
Confession is good for the soul and my relationship with God. Both of the reference scriptures above make it quite clear that confessing one’s sins is vitally important. 
My Prayer: Dear God in heaven, forgive me for making these things idols and allowing them to rob me of my health and my time. Cause me to make better choices and to follow through on what You have called me to do. You alone have the power to help me to change. Amen.

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  1. God revealed some things to me as well this past weekend! He is so amazing in his patience with our weakness and so loving and welcoming when we turn back to know him more!!
    He has also revealed some things to me about food as well. I thought I was doing well with not eating bad foods, but I gave up sugar for Lent and I hadn't realized how much I snack at work until I couldn't eat those snacks!

  2. God revealed some things to me as well this past weekend! He is so amazing in his patience with our weakness and so loving and welcoming when we turn back to know him more!!
    He has also revealed some things to me about food as well. I thought I was doing well with not eating bad foods, but I gave up sugar for Lent and I hadn't realized how much I snack at work until I couldn't eat those snacks!

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