I learned a new word:
exi·gency (eks′ə jən sē; also eg zij′ən-, ig-)
that which is required in a particular situation
(The word looks like it would mean to exit in an emergency, doesn't it?)
noun pl. exigencies -·cies
1. the condition or quality of being exigent; urgency
2. a situation calling for immediate action or attention
This weekend, while finishing up a week-long binge, I analyzed where I went wrong…what was I doing in all of June and half of July that I have not been doing since then? I have really struggled since mid July. So after some prayer and some thought, I realized that as soon as I started joining challenges, I started struggling. Sound crazy? Not to me. I respectfully withdraw from any challenge I am now a part of for August; and I, as of this day, will rely on God’s grace. It is only in Him that my yoke is easy and my burden light.
I remember that for the first six weeks of this diet, it really wasn’t that hard. I did not make all the right choices, and I did overeat at some meals, but it was not a struggle. I’m going back to my Rock: Christ, my solid Rock. I still believe in full and true freedom.