Years ago, I wrote a song called, “What Am I Living For?” (video above). You can read the full story of the song here.
As I read 2 Corinthians 5 today, a line from the song began to repeat in my mind: what can I do to please You?
“For we must all stand before Christ to be judged and have our lives laid bare—before him. Each of us will receive whatever he deserves for the good or bad things he has done in his earthly body.” 2 Corinthians 5:10
“He died for all so that all who live—having received eternal life from him—might live no longer for themselves, to please themselves, but to spend their lives pleasing Christ who died and rose again for them.” 2 Corinthians 5:15
How relevant this is to breaking up with food! Do I want to live to please my flesh, my earthly desires, or do I want to live to please Jesus Christ? I will stand before Him, life laid bare, and He will ask for an account of what I’ve done in my body and to my body.
“Hey, Brenna, what that session or season or month or year of overeating worth the distraction it brought you from what I’ve actually called you to do?”
The answer is a gutt-wrenching, hearting-convicting, resounding NO.
What am I living for?
What will I leave behind me?
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 4-5
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