If you find honey, eat just enough— too much of it, and you will vomit. Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house— too much of you, and they will hate you. Proverbs 25:16-17 NIV
Have you seen people lose control of …self-control?
They give themselves over to either a pleasure, an escape, or have been hooked by an unrealistic opportunity. Soon the care of their health and surrounding relationships are ignored. Blinded to any warning signs they run forward to unexpected pain. Only destruction of health, job or relationship can wake them out of their “single player dream.”
Better to set a slow pace to good things in life.
I wrestle with weight and it’s always the lack of control with the chips, bread or pasta. Funny I don’t seem to have this problem with salad or veggies :). Maybe you are like me. I send to be compulsive when starting something new. Full speed ahead until I suddenly run out of gas. Better to set a smart pace and increase effort slowly taking care to observe the effects on yourself and others. Starting a scripture and prayer plan requires simple expectations at first. Some will start with a Olympic devotional plan that would impress the twelve disciples only to crash with feelings of failure and quilt. Set a daily simple commitment and if you miss a day don’t worry, just get up the next day and continue without quilt.
Anything can be abused…
Anything can be abused and cause the opposite result of the original goal. Honey is sweet but too much will make you puke or as the 1970 TV sitcom Alf called it, “the techno-colored yawn.” [Sorry] Be careful of frequent communication to others in the office or family. Don’t be a pest or over needy. You will turn potential friends and supporters into busy signals . Pace and appreciate other people’s help as you respect their space. Do you call and text continually? Be careful, be patient and try to work out problems on your own first.
Keep your life, devotions and your relationships healthy by pacing yourself. Watch out for compulsive behaviors and your lightnside will shine bright.