It is all too easy to let earthly things blur our vision of what really matters during our short time in this world. That’s what glasses are for! Just kidding. But I actually did wear my glasses yesterday for the first time in a loonnggg time and I forgot how much clearer the world is with them. Just kidding again. My vision isn’t that bad, but glasses do help a little.
Anyway….back to my point….
We all have our weaknesses.
Mine? A frosted cupcake…ok, TWO frosted cupcakes…a perfectly fitted new pair of jeans, and a second glance in the mirror to evaluate my outward appearance. Obviously, this short list doesn’t nearly cover all of the things that distract me from my relationship with God. It is the devil telling me to eat just one more cupcake or spend more money on clothes that I don’t need. It is the devil telling me I need to put on more make up and evaluate every flaw I find with myself. But it is God who gave us the food and the clothes and our bodies to begin with.
While worldly desires can tempt us to sin, at the same time, these things can remind us of how great God is.
So, I’m definitely not saying that God doesn’t want us to enjoy life and all that it has to offer. He wants us to be happy. But we can’t let these things come above God. Thank Him for these opportunities and thank Him with every last bite of that tasty meal.