All things are lawful, but not all things are helpful. All things are lawful, but not all things build up. (1 Corinthians 10:23)
I remember starting a diet when I was in college saying, “I’m going to plunge into moderation.” There is an oxymoron that exists in all of us. It is usually based on the “If / then” lie. If I could just lose fifteen pounds, then I would be happy. If I just make X amount of money, then I will be successful. The problem is anytime we place blame outside of ourselves we lose our power. There is one phrase that outlines the main cause to everyone’s problems. It’s in the old story we repeat every year, over and over, as to why we don’t have what we want.
I’m overweight because everyone in my family is overweight; it’s in my genes. Therefore, I am not responsible.
I’m not being paid what I’m worth because I didn’t go to college, or I did go to college and...