I have just been diagnosed as diabetic. This is not something I expected at all. I simply went to the doctor to get some routine blood work done, figuring my cholesterol would be elevated. Boy did I get a shock. My cholesterol is great, my thyroid is great...my sugar...not so much. The doctor ordered another test and sure enough, I'm diabetic. It has been a whirlwind this past week. Everyone tells me what I can and cannot eat. The doctor tells me something different. Ultimately, I don't have a clue what I'm supposed to do.
Then this morning I was reading and just like God, He dropped this Scripture to me: "And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen"
(Matthew 6:13 *NKJV) You see, I do not eat sweets. I am not a chocoholic at all. What I do favor is bread, potatoes, pasta...all those things full of carbs. So in reading this Scripture the part that stands out for me is the 'lead us not into temptation' part. I am notorious for wanting to choose restaurants that are great for fulfilling a carbaholic's diet. When I cook at home, EVERY meal consists of a meat, potatoe, macaroni and cheese and corn. Now the only part of that meal that is healthy in any form is the meat! The rest of it is all carbs!
This 'lifestyle' change is just going to kill me...I'm sure of it. Ok...well, maybe not literally but I just don't know how I am going to avoid carbs! That leads me to this Scripture: "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." (1 Peter 5:8) I have to be vigilant in this new 'thing' in my life. If I want to remain free of diabetes medications, if I want to stay healthy, if I want to see my grandchildren get married and have children...then I need to be vigilant...watching out for that stinkin' devil who is out to destroy me! Since my weakness is pasta, potatoes, bread...you know he is going to put it in front of me at every turn!
The doctor said this is a lifestyle change...not a diet! She said that I must change my eating habits and I must begin an exercise program or else. I do not want to know the 'or else.'
So, it is now the beginning of a new chapter in my life...I will take control of my life...the enemy WILL NOT take the quality of my life. I am God's and God is my strength. I WILL NOT be tempted!
Walking the walk and talking the talk,