Sure enough, less than fifteen minutes after drinking about twenty five percent of the frothy concocotion the awful symptoms started. I felt wretched and nauseous. As I sat in my car feeling the effects of this malady I asked myself ”Really, was it worth it?” I could have cooled off with a glass of cold water and been just fine. However I got what I desired and now I was suffering.As I was driving home with a queasy stomach I thought of a verse from Proverbs which I’ve read quite often, “Sensible people will see trouble coming and avoid it, but an unthinking person will walk right into it and regret it later.”* I brought this trouble on myself by not valuing the knowledge I have about my realtionship with milk. I did not exercise my good sense. This was my own fault.
I wonder how many times we all done this with other things. Earlier in the week I resisted an impulse to use my credit card to purchase a really attractive expensive crystal clock that fit my home decor. I realized that I was not going to like it when a credit card bill came. Then a few days later I floundered and walked past my good sense for a milky drink. My goal and prayer is that when I see the danger up ahead whether it's in finances or in food choices that I will exercise prudence. The consequences of not making the right choice may just be too great to bear.
* Proverbs 22:3 Good News Translation of the Bible