Rebecca Strong writes, “When you were told you couldn’t have a toy as a kid, the tantrum was inevitable; you wanted it even more than before. When you were a teenager and your parents said you couldn’t have alcohol, it only fuelled your defiant desire to drink. As a 20-something, it’s likely that when you’re drawn to someone and discover he or she is in a relationship, you find yourself falling even harder. What is this fixation on the forbidden fruit, and why does it control so many aspects of our lives?”
These thoughts are disturbing but sadly they are very relevant for many of us. So in reading the following verses from Paul we can receive strength and encouragement. Rely on the power that comes through our connection with Jesus.
“I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:11-13, NLT