When we started this series about appetites we said our appetites have one word and that word is
Here are a couple of thought about appetites, God created them and sin distorted them. Appetites are never fully and finally satisfied. appetites always say now not later.
We must learn to control our appetites or they will control us.
appetites out of control will lead us to sell out now for something that is less than God’s best for our lives. The story of Jacob and Esau is a good example of this. You can look it up in the book of beginning Genesis 25: 29-34 we drop in on the story Jacob is cooking some stew and Esau comes in and wants some of it. Jacob being the schemer he was says “OK but first sell me your Birthright”.
Now whats the big deal? and whats a Birthright? we really don’t have modern equivalent of this, but the birthright was this.
1. A double portion of the inheritance.
2. Power-leadership of the family.
3. spiritual blessing-God’s hand on you.
Who would give up so much for just a bowl of stew? the answer is you would for the right bowl of stew. When one of your appetites become inflamed and out of control you will be tempted to sell your future happiness and security for something that is temporary. Two things we can do to bring our appetites under control.
1. Re frame
Ask yourself this ten years from now I want____________________.
And if and appetite is driving you away from those goal that is a bowl of stew that you should pass up. and that’s the way I see it in my market.