Inquiring minds like to know! So, while wiping off last night's spilled hot chocolate, I asked the Lord why it is that dieting or restricting my foods causes me to freak out. I mean, what is this madness?????
His swift answer included a picture of lost friendships. Over the years many friends have come and gone, some missed more than others. I am a loyal friend - to a fault! A friend can do me wrong, and still I hang on to the friendship, remembering all the fun times and good things about that person (shoot! I need to do this more with Hubby Dear...). Anyhoo, the Lord's answer revealed that my 'friend' food has been a companion of many years, and I am as fiercly loyal to the comfort of it, as bad for me as this 'frienship' is, as I am to any other friendship. Darn wierd!
But true. As I think back on some lost or given-up friendships, I can see where I have grown because of that loss. There are a few that I mourn over every now and then, but for the most part, I've moved happily on. And wouldn't this be true of food friendship, too? Of course!
Will it be easy? No, just as, initially, it's hard when friendships change. I like my comfort, and change disrupts that. Change also brings renewal, ever notice that? So, now that this inquiring mind has her answer, it will be fun to lock hands with many new friendships. I can't wait!
Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17