Freedom From Diet Mountain Dew
As you read this, I am longer drinking Diet Mountain Dew. It has been a long interesting relationship that ended a couple of days ago. Simple. I’m finished with it.
The question may be why? Why would I want to give up drinking DMD after years and years of pouring it down my throat. After all, I even wrote a blog post about drinking Diet Mountain Dew to God’s glory. Why?
The answer is really rather simple.
I finally realized that it had a strong hold over me. You might even say I was a slave to it.
I would be ashamed to tell you how much of this concoction I was drinking each day. Let’s just say that I would put heavy coffee drinkers to shame. I started each morning as I got up and would often even drink it just before going to bed. I was immune to the effects the caffeine should have had on me.
The bottom line is that Diet Mountain Dew had become my master. I was a slave to it. I tried to say that I just really liked it, but I need to be honest. I was in bondage to it.
I realized that I wasn’t free. In short, the way I was drinking it was a sin.
Guess what? Christ didn’t die on the cross so that any of us could remain slaves in sin. He didn’t pay the debt of my sins so that I could keep sinning.
I had to stop.
I did pray about it. Not that I would miraculously released from its hold.
I just prayed that I could slowly get over it. And that’s what has been happening this month. Each week I have reduced how much I drink.
Today, I’m done.
That doesn’t mean I think you have to or should. You may have a good grip on it. You may not have reached my level of consumption. It’s ok. Drink it if you want. Not a peep out of me. Your free to do it.
I’m free from it.
Have you ever battled to become free of something?