I’m sitting here in the afterglow of a Chili Cheese Frito binge. The empty bag is laughing at me for stumbling. Like a drunk stumbling into an AA meeting, you can probably smell my breath through the monitor.
Hi, my name is Chad and I ate too much today.
This is the first time since I started my “diet” last week that I’ve fallen off the proverbial wagon. Ever since I started, I haven’t been tempted even once to eat something when I wasn’t hungry. Just now, I wasn’t anywhere near hungry. But the craving for some chili cheese goodness came on and I couldn’t stop it.
So why the sudden trip down fat-boy lane?
Today is nuts. Way, way too much to do and not enough hours to do it in. I’m leaving for a three-day trip tomorrow morning at 6:30 and have a mountain of work that I won’t finish until very late tonight. Knowing this, I dove right into my day. I passed over my normal morning quiet time. I have prayed zero today. I’ve thought a few sinful thoughts. I let a few of those sinful thoughts form audible words, which I promptly released into the world through my soon-to-be-full-of-Fritos pie hole. (Mmmmm…..Frito Pie.)
Overall, not exactly a great day on the God scale. Don’t get me wrong, Jesus is still here. Sitting right over here in the corner, patiently waiting for me to stop being an idiot. My point is, I didn’t intentionally make room for Him today. I put everything else in front and right now I can feel it. When you are focused on God, the stresses of life don’t seem so, well, stressful. Without Him, I’m left to deal with things on my own and to find solace at the bottom of a Frito bag.
Hi, my name is Chad and I ignored God today.