WILL----Used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent.
WAY----The course traveled from one place to another, a series of actions, or sequence of events leading in a direction or toward an objective.
MY OBJECTIVE IS TO MAKE GOD'S WILL, MY WAY.
FATHER LOSES WEIGHT
by: S.J. kennedy
MY FATHER LOST A POUND LAST NIGHT
HE LOST IT WHERE IT BOUNCES.
HE CRIED, "GOOD GRIEF! SOME GROSS SNEAK THIEF
SWIPED MY FAVORITE 16 OUNCES!"
HE TURNED THE WHOLE HOUSE UPSIDE--DOWN,
SEARCHED ATTIC, ROOF AND BASEMENT.
HE MADE US ALL LINE UP AND STRIP,
OUR CAT BLINKED IN AMAZEMENT.
HE STOMPED ON THE BATHROOM SCALE AND SCREAMED,
(HE IS NOT THE BEST OF LOSERS)
UNTIL THE COUNTY SHERIFF BEAMED
THIS CALL TO ALL POLICE CRUISERS:
"NOW HEAR THIS! LOST----ONE POUND OF WEIGHT!
ALL CARS BE ON THE LOOKOUT!
LAST SEEN ON MISTER GEORGE MCQUEEN
AT THE CUB SCOUT POP CORN--COOKOUT!
IF FOUND, THE HOUND WHO PINCHED THE POUND
MAY BE ARMED, THIS MEANS DANGER!
TAKE CARE. PREPARE TO SHOOT ON SIGHT
THE LEAST SUSPICIOUS STRANGER."
ALAS POOR DAD! HE FELT SO SAD
HE ATE TO EASE HIS TROUBLES,
SIX SIRLOIN STEAKS, EIGHT WEDDING CAKES,
AND TEN CHEESEBURGERS (DOUBLES)
BUT ALL THE WHILE HE GULPED FRENCH FRIES
ADRIP WITH SALTY SUET
HIS MISSING POUND WAS HOMEWARD BOUND
WITH MORE POUNDS STICKING TO IT.
Isn't this the way, to some extent it is with us some days. It seems we look for an excuse to eat. We always find the pound we lost plus several more. What a way to live. No fun, you feel depressed over your loss of self control, sad that you gained what you had lost, guilty over it all. We think we feel so bad that we will never let it happen again. It almost sound like the drunkard, doesn't it? Promising never to let it happen again only to get up with a piece of cake in hand and more of the like placed close, somewhere around us.
I have often asked my self, "what makes people who like to eat, eat this way?" I know that just like the drunkard, it is that thing called sin that is in our heart. We would never want to be called a drunkard, no not us. But really when it come right down to it, are we not much the same?
I have used the excuse that there is just something wrong inside of me. I just like to eat, which is true. But when a few bites will do, I have to have two pieces. An excuse is just an excuse to eat more than I need.
Well, this was going to be something to make us smile when I started but I find that this weight thing is not a smiling matter. It is very serious and has life and death consequences. Even in the long run for you also my over eating friend.
I pray with my whole heart that this will be the year that we let this desire to overeat be a thing that we place under God's control and we use His strength to overcome when we are weak or rebellious.
I hope this is a very good year for us all and that we can day by day meet the goals that we have set before us. Your path may be different than mine, but we will all get to the end if we keep trying. So, please don't give up! I say this to myself too. The urge is always there, "just quit" and face it you are never going to lose all that weight. That sounds a lot like the devil talking to me. Jesus would say, "my strength is sufficient for you. You can do all things through my strength." So, this year, dear Lord, please let us be wise enough to lean more on you day by day in this area of our lives also. God bless you, who have to fight this battle each day. It is the hardest one that I have ever had to face but I know that my God is ABLE. connie