Yes, I did. I used a four letter word. And that four letter word can to some, be just as ugly as any curse word. Especially if it is tossed at us from someone else and not one of our own thinking.
Thing is, we are all on a diet of some sort. So diet is not the bad word, it is the word that prefixes diet. Is it a healthy diet, a keto, a Mediterranean, Vegan, an unhealthy junk food..the list goes on.
We know by now, we are what we consume. We know whether what we are putting into our bodies is good for us physically or not. It becomes obvious in the state of our health. It can cause a great variety of illness and issues. It does take time to read labels and learn to cook in a manner that is better for us than fast or processed foods. But the end results are worth the effort.
Diet though, is more than eating. It is also what we put into our mind. It is the books we read, the shows we watch, the conversations we have. We choose, moment by moment, what our diet will be. Will we consume positive, intellectual, encouraging knowledge? The information that will build us up? The food for thought that inspires the mind? Will we consistently seek out the information that can be proven accurate?
Will we spend time consuming mindless blather that takes us down a rabbit hole of misinformation. The kid of stuff that is meant to waste time. The kind of news that is meant to grab the emotion and distract us from what is real and important. Not only political, but in every form.
The diet we feed our head, also effects our emotions. It can lead us to work for betterment, or it can cause us to act destructively. Not only in society, but to our own selves. What we think, we are. If we read a magazine that shows movie stars living lavishly, or friends we actually know down the street having a seemingly perfect life by the online posts, and we aren’t we may allow jealousy to grow. We may unknowingly be envious of a facade. What the so called rich and famous do, or even the neighbor down the street, is not important. It is not who you are.
The diet we need feed ourselves, is one of believing in who we are, who we are meant to be, the gifts that we possess. A diet rich is God’s Word, will guide us to a much better and healthy lifestyle and mind set. Especially if you join a group that is strong in the Word and accurate in the reading. Not bending it to fit their ways.
We can all take a diet of any sort and bend it around to fit our choice. Chocolate covered strawberries are fruit. Star Trek is a documentary on space travel. We can bend anything around and misuse it to suit our purpose. The Bible is no different, it has been done from the beginning. But it does stand strong, it does stand true, and it speaks to those who see and hear. It offers a steady diet of truth, hope, peace and love.
The best diet of all, is love.