**This is one devotional day from Honoring Your Temple Through the Holiday Challenge: Lose 5 lbs DURING the holidays. The challenge has been amazing with women losing weight. If you want to be part of the next challenge starting in the New Year follow my Facebook Page.
I look around the table.
Everyone is on at least their second piece of pizza.
"Uh. This is not fair." I say this to myself as I stare at my salad, feeling deprived.
In the back of my mind, there is a lie fueling a lot of how I act: life should be fair. I should get what everyone else gets. It sounds so right.
I mean, I hear it all the time from those around me.
I find that I am bombarded with the message, "Life should be fair," everywhere I turn. Even my kids are touting it. It's hard not to start believing it to be true.
God doesn't even promise that our lives will be fair. You look at the Old Testament heroes in Hebrews (Chapter 11), and you will see some pretty unfair circumstances.
If I really take time to self-reflect, I actually have it pretty good on the fairness spectrum.
I have plenty of food to eat, a warm home to live in, a car to drive, and to top it off, a beautiful church to worship in without fear of my life. My kids are healthy and happy, my husband is caring and giving, and I have friends and family that love and support me. And the list goes on.
I think it's unfair because I'm CHOOSING to not have a slice or two of pizza?! Give me a break. Talk about first world problems here.
Here is the root of the matter; it all comes down to how I elect to see it. Do I want to pick seeing someone having a pizza piece but not me as unfair, or do I want to see it as an empowering CHOICE I GET to make for my temple?
No one is forcing the salad down my throat. Nope, I chose it.
I'm not saying the choice is always easy, but it's the beautiful gift of free will that God gave us.
We can either love our choices or hate them.
Do you love your choices you made today? Why or why not? Do you think what you eat compared to others is "fair"? Why would you want to choose not to eat something (see the passage below)? How can you love the choices you make?
"All things are lawful for me," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be dominated by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12
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