January & Fettuccine Alfredo

Yesterday, was the third day of January. A new year. A new beginning…and I had fettuccine alfredo and breadsticks for dinner. (insert gasp)

Everyone sticking to their healthy resolutions would say that was a big NO NO.

I originally had plans of a healthier dinner. I had ordered whole grain rotini, but was given the fettuccine alfredo instead. Since I didn’t realize the mistake until I got home, I didn’t choose to turn around and go back. I ate the carbs.

Fyi, fettuccine alfredo is one of my favorite Italian dishes.

I could have chosen to let this one deliciously, unhealthy meal get the best of me, but I didn’t. One meal is so small compared to a lifetime of meals.

We shouldn’t let one unhealthy meal get us down.

Just like we shouldn’t let things get us down. Whether small or big.  When we let something such as an unhealthy choice or a trial we may be going through get us down, we are draining ourselves of energy we could be using to be a blessing to others who may be going through an even bigger trial.

God has each of us in His hands.

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

He has a unique purpose for each of us. He has each of us on a path that will most likely require us to go through different trials, whether great or small. If we make a mistake, we shouldn’t give up.

Let God direct you on your path one footstep at a time.

If God directs me to more fettuccine alfredo, I won’t me mad about it. I will enjoy it and move on.

I am talking about food here, so for someone who may be reading “fettuccine alfredo” as whatever they are going through, that is not what I’m trying to say.

Whatever your mistake/ trial may be, I want to encourage you to not let it get you to the point of quitting the path. Don’t give up. Keep going.

God is our strength and will help us through any trial.

Ps. 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

 

 

 

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