Are You Flirting With Sin?

But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.

A personal trainer who had a lot of overweight clients had always been in great shape and never had struggled with his weight or with overeating. Yet he had clients who struggled. He found it hard to sympathize with them, so he decided to gain 70 pounds so he would know what it was like to have to struggle with weight.

The trainer recorded the process on his website, including a "before" picture of himself in perfect shape. Then he started eating everything in sight. For breakfast he had kids' cereal. For lunch, he ate corn dogs, cheeseburgers and everything else he could think of that would cause him to gain weight. For dinner, it was Alfredo fettuccine.

He said at first it was kind of exhilarating, because for the first week, he was eating like crazy but not seeing any effects on his body. He was still looking good. But then, after a couple of weeks, the first to go were the abs. They sort of disappeared. Then rolls of fat started appearing. He began feeling sluggish, dull and depressed. When he started making his way back to his former weight, he said it was a lot harder than he thought it would be.

That my friends is a perfect picture of what it is like to fall into sin. At first, as you go back to some of the old ways, it might even be a little bit exhilarating. You think, "Wow! I did that and nothing happened. I got away with this, and the world didn't end."

But then the problems come. Then the depression enters in. Then the repercussions are there. And you find yourself wondering how to get back to where you were before.  Don’t flirt with sin, it will take you farther than you planned to go, keep you longer than you planned to stay and cost you more than you intended to pay!  God Bless!