**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?
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Shannon @Imperfectly Perfect Grace says
Marci Smith says
On the poster with the baby drinking 7UP, that doesn't seem so far fetched to me. Growing up, we NEVER drank soda. Unless we had a stomach bug, then we were allowed to sip 7UP. Not sure what it was supposed to do, but that was the only time we were allowed soda. Granted, we weren't babies, but I have given my daughter 7UP or Ginger Ale when she has had a stomach bug and she just turned three. Maybe there was an old wives tale about 7UP?
My mom used to give us Sprite when we were sick too.
And... the best thing about it is that it forced me to drink more water, which I realized I needed. Soda is so unhealthy and water is a wonderfully refreshing and healthy alternative, and it's always available. ;)
Blessings on your year of no soda!
A Restful Place says
Julie P. says
But maybe that's just me. :)
AJ @ trulylifeinwords - says
WeeMason's Mom says
I gave up pop for a year and a half after I needed a root canal. It was a challenge. What surprised me most is that after a while, the kinds of pop I craved weren't the flavors I normally drank. How weird is that?!
I have found that I really enjoy the taste of flavored carbonated water. I don't have the same feelings towards it as soda though. I don't look forward to it or anything, but it does taste good and I do like it as an alternative!