Many of you may have begun ordering these pre-portioned and pre-packaged foods that make it easier to eat the right amount of food. No cooking, no hassle, just right!
Except, those of us who tend to eat a little more, like me, are reluctant to buy their deal because it may not be enough. If we cook, at least we have control of our portion. After all, that is what most of us want, and is usually a source of major conflict with God - who has control of our portion of anything?
In my life this has been a major struggle from addiction and throughout marriages. My portion never seemed to be enough to satisfy my needs. Only later in life, like in the past 10 years or so have I begun to understand how this works with the Lord. He already knows what portion we need to have, but we have circumvented his great plans with our own.
Then along comes a word from His word that puts it all in perspective: Psalm 15:5-6
Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
Now I get it, like I said it took me awhile, but David nailed this one by understanding the boundaries God had for him even though he stepped way out of bounds for awhile. Though I am nowhere near a David, that was my story but now God has my portion set, and finally has my compliance with it. And, it is a very pleasant place indeed!
Makes me wonder why I stayed out of bounds for so long. Definitely did not measure up to this present moment.
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.