Yesterday, I went for my weekly weigh-in. I’m in the process of losing some weight and getting healthier. So I went through the process I go through at check-in where we monitor my water, my weight, and my muscle. We monitor everything. Well, before my wellness consultant gives me any information, she says, “have you been cheating?” At that moment I felt like a three-year-old who had gotten her hands caught in the cookie jar and I immediately thought to that box of Valentine’s Day candy that someone surprisingly gave me this week that I enjoyed and all the other little moments where I had snacked, sometimes even subconsciously. At that moment I said, “Well, I’ve eaten good, but yes, I’ve been snacking.” And as soon as I said that, I’m like, “Keisha, did you forget what you want to do? Did you forget your goals what happened?”

When I was confronted it make me realize how, how I had subconsciously been emotionally eating this week because of all of life’s responsibilities and some health challenges with my nephew. All the things in my life flew across my mind as I began to internally justify my needing to emotionally eat or cheat. And so  I stopped and I looked at her and I was honest and I said, “yes I’ve cheated on my diet a little bit.” But then I had to smile because no matter what I had said to her when I got on the scale, the truth was already revealed. Yes. I was only up a pound, (I should have been down a pound) but I was up a pound and realized I could not hide! What I had put in my body over the last week was revealed, because the scale told on me. 

Standing there, I began to think about my spiritual life. Have I eaten God’s word this week? Or have I been snacking on what the world has to offer and does that have the potential to show up in my life in some negative way? Will it show up on life’s scale when it’s time to walk in victory? What am I putting in me that nobody may know about? I told myself this but I’m telling you this today as well, “Come out of hiding!” What are you going to do to no longer allow those temptations to be something that’s vying for your attention?

I hope that you can hear what I’m saying through this experience. When I was standing there I thought about myself but I also thought about you and I thought about the things that you could be snacking on, that nobody knows about that. What things are you snacking on that are making it hard for you to keep your eyes focused on Jesus? What are you snacking on?  The Bible says in Luke 8:17 (NLT), “For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.”

God sees our hearts and he sees what we’re doing at all times. He knows the thoughts that we think and weighs our hearts daily. (Proverbs 21:22) So today, why don’t you come clean! Come clean about where you are cheating. Come clean about how you’re procrastinating. Come about where you’re laziness. Come clean about the bad behavior that you make excuses for.

You know, it’s so easy for us to say, “Lord created me a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit in me.” But what about the things that you’re supposed to be doing that keep you living clean and pure. How can you live in such a way where you don’t have to always be asking to be cleansed every day? What about the things that you are putting in you that are hurting and harming you instead of helping you live holy?

This is just my moment of transparency. I guarantee you when I weigh in next week, I will have this thing corrected, but it’s not going to happen haphazardly, or just because. It’s going to happen because I’m going into this week very intentional about everything I put in my mouth. And again, what if we were just as intentional about everything that we allow in our ears? What if we were just as intentional about everything we allow in our space? Just like the scale’s going to move next week in the direction that I want it to, my life’s going to move as well. Your life’s going to move in the direction that it should! Are you ready to come clean?