I'm a rather stubborn and independent person. The thought of someone or something besides myself having control over what I do irks me. (God is, of course, a definite exception to this...I love that He's in control). You can imagine how well my parents and I got along when I was growing up.
It is for this reason that I'm wary about ever having alcohol. (I'm currently undecided about it.) While I know, or believe, I would only ever have one glass, and I don't believe alcohol is wrong (the Bible has things to say about getting drunk, but seems to actually promote drinking alcohol in moderation) I simply don't like the idea of having something like that affect me.
And that is why I have the need to assure myself that I am not actually addicted to coffee. Starting today, and until next Sunday, I will be having no coffee, no coffee flavored things, and no chocolate covered coffee beans (which, by the way, are delightful, and I highly recommend them). I'll let you know how it goes. :)
Nice post, and a great idea as to find out whether or not you are. =] Now I am going to have to look for chocolate covered coffee beans. :PReplyDelete
(btw, it's Truelady from FTN :])
Alcohol is tricky substance, especially when you consider the many ways in which in can be consumed. A glass of wine, a bottle of beer, a shot of this or that... None of these is inherently wrong, but the Bible clearly says that it is wrong to get drunk. Another thing that it says, as directed to us by Paul, is that we are not to cause our brother to stumble by what we do.ReplyDelete
If our freedom in Christ to drink as we please while remaining sober causes someone else to fall, then we have failed and ultimately sinned against our brother and God. As much as I want to enjoy a screwdriver (Vodka mixed with orange juice), a glass of champagne, or a wine cooler when I am of legal age to do so; I do not want to be a stumbling block for someone else. My freedom to drink cannot be at the expense of those around me.
Keep writing and be blessed,
Ann--thank you! Hehe, you should. They're scrumptious. ^_^ And also sitting out in my kitchen and tempting me!! Grr...ReplyDelete
De Facto--Yeah, that's a good point...something more I'll take into consideration when it comes time to decide. Even if I do choose to drink alcohol though, I don't think I'll drink it directly on my 21st birthday. That's a little too cliche for me. ;)