by Kerry Shook

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Meltdown (2 of 3)
Series: Iceberg
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• Matt. 10:39 (NLT)

• Matt. 26:33-35 (NIV)



• Luke 22:60-62 (NLT)



Why is it so hard to change? Why is it so difficult to break those bad habits? Why is it so tough to lose weight and get in shape? Why is it so hard to get control of your life? Why is it so hard to change? This past year I have been real consistent with working out. I haven't been eating real healthy so one of my New Year's Resolutions this year is to eat healthy. I've been on the Life Coach Life Style Diet and doing okay until Wednesday I went home and Chris and the kids were baking cookies. There is nothing greater than the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking. In fact, studies show that the aroma of cookies baking actually put someone in a good mood. It puts people in a good mood. I think that's only true if you know you are going to get to eat the cookies. Otherwise it puts you in an awful mood, it's a terrible smell. Chris said, "Kerry, I've got cookies in the oven. They'll be done in a couple of minutes. I've got to run an errand so would you mind taking the cookies out of the oven when they are done." As she was walking out the door she said, "Don't forget to take care of the cookies." Well I took care of the cookies all right. What I did is when they came out of the oven I picked the one that was the smallest and I said that's not going to hurt anything to eat this little small cookie while it was still hot. Oh, they are so good when they are hot and they kind of melt in your hand. I ate that little cookie. But then I realized that the cookies on the plate were so small that really it would take four or five cookies to add up to one average-size cookie, so I ate one average-size cookie and once you've eaten four or five you've blown it, it's over, anything goes. It's really great once you've blown it because it's like well, I'll start my diet tomorrow. I can eat anything now. This is great. You're eating that old fruitcake from Christmas that you didn't even like. You're just eating everything. Can anybody relate? Have you experienced that when you are all pumped up to make some positive changes and you're going to do those things that you've really needed to do in your life and you start out great, but before you know it you're back in the same, old rut. We're in a series that I'm calling Iceberg. How to live beyond the surface because with an iceberg only 10% of it is above the water line and visible. 90% is beneath the surface and that's the way it is in life. All that's visible in life is just surface issues - the 10%. The problem with change is we just focus on the surface issues.
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