You know Cindy your mother was thinking about losing some weight; do you think she’s got what it takes to keep a commitment? “I don’t know, mother… replied Cindy”. What did you have in mind? Well I have wanted to get into those really cute jeans; I bought me a couple years back, that you’ve wanted me to get rid of, remember?
“Those are like a size seven, mom?” Cindy smirks as she raised her eyebrows, giggling. “You don’t think I got what it takes in keeping my word”, replied Diana?
Mom, you’re like a size eleven, maybe a twelve, that’s going to take some sacrificing, said Cindy.
You’re a little plumy mother, “well thanks for the encouraging words”, Diana whispered, as she smiles.
You’re going to have to change, your whole diet. "I don’t think you got what it takes to measure up mother". The way you like to go out to eat, hamburgers and French fries, which are your favorite and those crispy cream donuts.
“I’m serious Cindy; I really want to fit into those jeans. I have a faith in myself. (LUKE 17:6) NIV He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea, and it will obey you. “I was thinking about working out, said mother, Diana.
So were taking a daily work out, mom? “Yes”, Diana stated. When do you plan on starting this commitment mother?
“Tomorrow”, said Diana.
“Tomorrow” are you sure?
“Yes” Diana replied.
Tomorrow I get paid mother and I was thinking about treating you to Mc Donald’s. What’s tomorrow? Saturday, “Big Mac and fries”, Cindy giggles.
Sounds very tempting, with a smile, said Diana.
Mother you’re already giving in and you haven’t even started your commitment yet.
Measure up, mom?
You’re right Cindy; don’t feed into the trial or temptation (JAMES 1:12) NIV blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
If you really want to lose weight mom, I’m ready to support you (100%) mother. If it makes you happy, stay true to yourself and do what is right for you, (EPHESIANS 6:14) NIV Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breast plate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
I’ll pick you up tomorrow, for what Cindy, asked Diana?
We’re going out for a chief salad. With a big smile, Cindy winks her eye.
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