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January 18, 2017

Day 82 – Tuesday closes in

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Day 82 – Tuesday closes in

I made a decision today – a rather big decision for me. I’ve noticed that I’ve been drinking more alcohol. I’m not getting drunk but I am getting buzzed and enjoying it a lot. I have even started drinking alone at my short term furnished housing, which I hear is a danger sign. I keep justifying it as my vice that isn’t going to hurt anything but my liver. But I really felt convicted about it last night. So this morning I decided to just quit drinking altogether. I know it’s not a sin to drink but I don’t want to push it. I’m not moderating as well as I had been. So, I stopped. I wonder how this decision will impact my days and nights. Will I feel more bored? Will I miss the buzzy happiness? Will I be able to stick to my guns about quitting? Will this decision open me more up to the Holy Spirit’s movement? Lots of questions on my mind – but I am going to be firm on this one. Why not see what happens? When I told Melissa she was a bit surprised – she knows I like to drink my share of the world’s liquor. She asked me if I thought she should quit too. I told her that this was my decision and I didn’t want her to stop just because I have. She nodded and said, “I’ll let that be your decision and if I ever get there, I’ll join you. But for now, I am going to keep it up.” Just proof that good couples can live different lives and still get along fine. I told her that I hope we can let each other live without trying to control one another. I have heard that control happens a lot in marriages and I don’t want any part of it.

Anyway – to work…

My Texas colleges accounts went ahead and renewed for a year – This surprised me because they still had four months left on the current contract. But once again I got blessed in my work. God covers me all over the place. I also got some props from my Lubbock corporate housing account. They called me in to their offices and said they were very pleased with my work – As a result they also extended their contract with my company. To make everything even better I picked up a franchised restaurant that wanted to see if they could rank number one for the phrase “Lubbock catering.” I told them I would do all I could to get them moving.

Meditation verse today was right on line with my big decision not to drink. It is found in Ephesians and it basically says don’t get drunk with wine but be filled with the Holy Spirit. What stuck out to me was how alcohol might push the Holy Spirit out of one’s life – or at least limit Him doing all He wants to do. Knowing what I know about the Holy Spirit and how He moves so powerfully to do amazing works through people makes me want to get filled up with Him. What difference will it make in me? What cool things will He do through me just by simply letting go of alcohol? I’m interested to find out…

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