Ok, ok I admit it. I'm one of those people who goes to Costco and Sam's Club just to eat samples. I stand in small lines to eat samples of sandwiches or crackers and cheese. I even go back in the same line to get seconds. Why do I get back in the same line? Well...because I'm not full. That little taste has triggered me to want more and more.
Often as believers we can find ourselves in similar situations. Sometimes we 'treat' ourselves to little indulgences that our flesh loves but the Lord despises. Sometimes it can be watching something that we know can lead us to lust, knowing our flesh will not be satisfied. Other times it can be listening to a song one too many times that now it has you lusting after money or drugs.
I've heard it said before that our spirit man (that seeks to please God) and our flesh (that seeks to please ourselves) are like two dogs in a fight. Which ever you feed more will have more strength to win the fight. Whatever you see and listen to all day is going to be what you think about. Which ever dog you starve will die.
"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" Matthew 6:23-24
How are we using our time? I know that I for one can be using mine's more productive for The Kingdom of God. How about you?