Often times the things that we may be willing to suffer are not as good of motivators toward our growth as the idea of another person suffering them. In regard to food and health, my own journey has been vastly informed by the idea that the children who watch me and learn from me, need me to model a proper relationship with food and accept use and discipline to them. I rationalized that I was fine with my body and mindset on these things until I realized that I would be sad if they were repeated in my children. It has been a long journey to restructure those areas in my life so that kids will be able to have a consistent worldview. This is far more important to me and more in line with my love for them than my freedom to indulge in God’s blessings. And as I adopted that mindset, I have been opened up to the foolishness of many choices here and have drawn closer to God, not just for the benefit of others but with a full recognition that it benefits me as well. True love helps all.
Published by Josh McGary
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts