“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. —1 Corinthians 6:12

There are no forbidden foods, no foods that will defile us spiritually. However, while something may be permissible, it may not be beneficial. Some things aren’t morally wrong, but they are unnecessary and unhealthy. They are not the best, most life-giving choice for us.

We don’t want unwise choices to sneak in or begin to dominate our lives. We don’t want to be mastered by sugar or anything else. If we find that some food or some habit has dominated us, such that we crave it if we don’t have it, then we need to take charge of it and say no. God will give us the power to remove it from our lives if we ask him and keep asking. It may take time to uproot it from our lives, but we can become free of the things that aren’t life-giving choices.

Food for Thought: Sometimes pulling a few weeds in your life make room for you to flourish the way God designed you.