Lack of a caffeine buzz
I have taken the plunge, or lack of a plunge, for two days. No caffeine, unless you count the buzz in green tea, which actually is more medicinal than stimulating. Why am I doing this? I like caffeine and I love having my morning cup of chai as I sit and read my bible, whil e constantly having a little boy pursue me with relentless passion to see what new thing he has built. I can carefully hide my mouth with my HUGE mug that either smiles in pleasure at his new creation, or frown because I so desperately want to be alone for JUST 5 minutes.
However, the habit must go, as I found myself sneeking chai’s and consuming up to three a day. You just can’t lose weight drinking 2 chai’s a day with raw whole milk and nice fresh local honey. Giving up the smell of those bitter tea leaves before they are dropped in–I am sad to see this 7 year habit disappear. I suppose I will start inviting more people over, so that I can make my company chai.
I must believe that God is good.
“If you can accept that God is good, two results will follow: First, you will realize that you can surrender to Him without reservations or fear of being cheated; second, you will thirst for change, understanding that the temporary watering holes of the world cannot compare to the everlasting springs of life that are in Christ.”
If I know that God is good, and wants my good, then I can part with my stubborn sin, knowing that God will replace it with something better.
What is the better? Right now, probably weight loss, a closer walk with Him, getting rid of the idol of food, a lower grocery bill, and more energy to play with my family.