On my last post, I told you that it’s time for me to make some dietary changes to improve my thyroid function. Well, I could tell you that I’ve done pretty darn well in avoiding gluten and sugar and that would be totally true but it’s not being totally honest…..
I’m failing miserably with the coffee! I’ve been able to delay drinking coffee for the required one hour after taking my medication but I haven’t succeeded at avoiding it altogether. But I’m making progress! I have reduced my coffee from the three to five cups I was drinking a day down to about two cups. It’s actually better than that because I’ve begun using regular coffee cups and not the Starbucks mugs I’ve used in the past….. And drinking decaf on rainy afternoons like today.
Still, there’s room for improvement….. LOTS of improvement.
Austin brought up something important the other day when we were talking about my caffeine addiction. He said that although three cups of coffee is not bad for most people it’s still an addiction. He went on to say that as a Christian, he refuses to be addicted to anything so he periodically fasts any substance that he feels he couldn’t live without.
And I think he’s right. I know that Paul was talking about sexual immorality in the scripture below but I think that we could connect that scripture to almost any area of our lives—- including caffeine, sugar, or a hot loaf of bread!
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12 (NIV)
You say, “For me, everything is permitted”? Maybe, but not everything is helpful. “For me, everything is permitted”? Maybe, but as far as I am concerned, I am not going to let anything gain control over me. 1 Corinthians 6:12 (Complete Jewish Bible)