I wake up every day with good intentions and yet mid day or evening rolls around and I am snacking or allowing myself the things I told myself I would not touch. How can I break my cheating cycle?
Pray constantly, I know that sounds extreme but if you continually ask the Lord to help you walk the walk through your day you will remember He is there. Our strength comes from Him. I envision my desired way of living and I ask God to help me be that person. I envision Him helping me walk the walk, through His Holy Spirit. In proverbs 23:7 it states, “As a man thinkith in his heart, so shall he be.” I pray and think of who I am through Him as often as I can, this keeps me strong.
Let your NO be NO! When you walk by or think of a tempting treat say to yourself NO! Behavioral Science teaches; if a person thinks of something three times in a row they get a genuine craving or feeling. Add one more thought and you have an action. When you initially think of cheating, say NO! Change your thoughts that instant. If you say NO three to four times, you will gain power over your temptation. Let your NO be NO!
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”