Brain McKay | @RealBrianMcKay
I like to drink pop ("soda," to those who prefer to be wrong). A lot. Specifically Mountain Dew. Here are some examples of how bad my pop habit is:
So, I really like pop. And I know that it’s not good for you. I try not to drink it that often, but it’s kind of difficult. I love ICEEs, which doesn’t help (it’s just frozen pop!). I’ve been trying to drink more iced tea recently (it’s still full of sugar, but it’s nowhere near as bad as Mountain Dew).
What’s my point?
My point is that pop is just one of those things that is really bad for you that we consume anyway (generally the pop is a metaphor, but it can be addicting). Certain movies, music, and more come to mind (obviously, not all are bad, but you have to admit, some would be better left unconsumed). Of course, the sticky stuff, like drugs, alcohol, and pornography. Everyone has something that they probably shouldn’t do that they do anyway. It’s not right, but it happens. It's human nature, it seems.
However, like it says in Hebrews 12:1, “Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”
We can't just let ourselves be consumed by habitual sins and assorted other burdens. We have to cast those things aside, because they are weighing us down.
And we can’t always do it on our own, either. We need accountability from others. We need strength from God to rely on His Will. And when we earnestly seek His help, He will be there for us. He is powerful enough to help you kick anything from pop to heroin.
Just have faith. Have patience. And you will finish that race.
Brian McKay graduated from Penn State Erie with a degree in Communication. He likes working with radio, web design, and blogging. He loves narwhals, pierogies, and football. You can contact Brian on Twitter at @RealBrianMcKay (he wants to see if anyone assumes he's famous) or at reactivelyproactive.com
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