**I'm not sure if this ad is fake or not,
but it's shocking none the less.
Guess what? My husband and I have decided to give up soda (and sweet tea) for one year. This will probably sound either boring or crazy to you depending on your own soda drinking habits, but I've been trying to quit for awhile now and I've always ended up giving in to temptation.
You see, I love Dr. Pepper. There's just something about the sweetness, the fizziness and the "23 flavors" that makes it so good! I probably drink 3-4 per week on average, which isn't too shocking, but my real issue with soda is one of the heart. I've had guilt for "needing" my Dr. Pepper for awhile and I know that it has become an idol in my life. The bible says,
"Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgement on himself for what he approves. But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin."
I'm not saying drinking soda is a sin, but what I am saying is drinking soda for me personally has become sin because I can't say with full faith that it's okay. The reason I feel guilt is because soda has become a bigger part of my life than God has intended. I depend on it too much, I think I deserve it after a hard day, and I look too it for comfort. This is not right. I should be depending on God and looking to HIM for my comfort, not soda.
It's been 10 days so far and I haven't struggled too much yet, but I know that it will get harder. I am praying that I have the strength to do this!
*My husband doesn't feel the same way about this issue, but is joining me purely for support. He is wonderful.
What are your thoughts on soda drinking?