Archive for December 27th, 2008

What’s Your vomit?

Lucky with her cone

As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness. Prov. 26:11

Vomit eating is not Lucky’s problem (thank goodness!) , she just can’t stop licking her paw.  She licks and licks until it’s so sore she can’t walk on it…so, we make her wear the cone when we can’t watch her.  It actually makes for very good entertainment (which says alot about our family).  Bless her, she is quite clumsy when wearing the cone–always hitting walls, door frames, furniture….it would be sad if it weren’t so funny.

So, my point is…Do you ever do something continuously, even though it’s not good for you?   I’m still feeling the uncomfortable effects of eating too much due to the  post-holiday and Christmas dinner leftovers.  I know I’m eating more than I should–but it’s just SO good.

I’m about 3 months in on a movie and TV fast.  I wish I could say I’ve been faithful, but I haven’t.  But what I’ve discovered from my “slip-ups” has been invaluable, so I don’t feel too much guilt.   First of all, I know that a little bit of TV or just one movie, only makes me want more.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE and have LOVED movies–all kinds–my whole life.  I have just come to realize I am one of the weak willed women that 2 Tim 3:6 talks about.

They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desire. 2Tim 3:6

But, like a dog to its vomit, I have lingered in the living room, remote in hand, considering losing 2 hours in a story about made up and unrealistic relationships.  No harm, right?  I mean, EVERYONE watches movies, right? It’s not like I’m watching porn.  Just regular ol’ movies.  Seriously?! Yeah…seriously.  I feel like a freak.  A freak with an unspeakable,  unconventional addiction. I know most won’t understand, and that’s ok. I’ve posted on this subject before,  here.

But, it’s like a default mode for me–a habit…don’t have anything pressing to do–pop in a DVD or scan the channels for something good…  I guess it’ll just take a while to build a new habit and replace it with something  better for my mind.  So, I’ll continue running to my chair in my bedroom.   Reading through the Bible.  Learning more about God.  Listening to His voice instead of the voices of fantasy, adventure, romance, and sci-fi.    No more vomit for me.

So, what’s your vomit?

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