There is a co-worker of mine who comes to work with four meals that are typically the same thing. Each individual meal will consist of a certain kind meat, veggies, and carbs. All contents of the container are mixed together and he eats them throughout the workday. The food in the container looks disgusting but he faithfully eats only the food he prepared in these containers. No matter how much food my other co-workers and I may buy, this particular guy will ask what we are eating but will never take a bite. He has his food. Not to mention his body is one that is highly commendable, you know that body that some men only dream about lol!
One day I just happened to be watching him eat one of his strange meals and I said,
“That looks like it tastes horrible”.
“I don’t eat for taste”.
As soon as he spoke those words, I thought to myself hmmmm….that speaks! That spoke to me on so many levels. I wonder how many healthy relationships we would have if we “Didn’t eat for taste” or engage in the company of others because it “Was tasteful and satisfying” vs just sticking to the diet plan God had for us?
I wonder how successful we would be in actually fulfilling our purpose here on earth if we ” Didn’t eat for taste” when it came to choosing careers or making decisions because we would know that what “tastes” good isn’t always good for us. We would know that sometimes our meal plan in our diet may not yield the best-tasting meal, and the people around us may be on a different plan that seemingly looks better than ours but the sacrifice, and self-discipline will bear fruit in the long run if we keep at it because we “Didn’t eat for taste” but we “ate what was asked of us to fulfill our purpose. In due time we will reap the harvest if we stick to the right diet plan.
What have you been feeding yourself lately?
Reality Tv? The latest Drake or Niki Minaj song? Or maybe the club life has been fulfilling? Maybe you have been feeding yourself with truth on Sunday but every other day of the week you are filling yourself up with trash to where the one day you actually did stick to the diet plan can’t even be effective because the bad food outweighed the good food, so the weight that was lifted or lost on Sunday was regained by the end of Saturday because you were busy eating from the wrong diet plan Monday – Saturday!
What Diet plan are you on? Are you making decisions based on appearance and taste or are you feeding yourself with the truth which gives discernment, wisdom & knowledge to eat the correct things and refuse the wrong things?
Is it time for a new diet plan?
“I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.” John 6:51
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. Hebrews 5:12-14
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalms 34:8
I get it. Its so easy to get distracted and sidetracked by the things of this world but don’t let them pull you off the correct diet plan. Feed yourself with truth, the word of God, prayer, worship, praises and simply being still and listening to that still small voice throughout the day. This is the best meal you will ever taste and I promise it will satisfy your soul!