This is a question that swirls through my mind as I help other people as well as myself try to balance having self control with food choices in everyday life.
As a believer, I know that self-control is a fruit of the Spirit and that it is exercised as we choose to use it. The more we exercise something the stronger it becomes, but to the contrary the less we exercise it the weaker it becomes in us.
The world we live in does indicate that indulgence is something we should allow ourselves, after all we deserve it, right? As adults we don’t have anyone telling us to stop eating, or that we have had enough.