Last Sunday, I sat in a pew listening to a sermon. While his words did, indeed, move me, there was one thing that stood out. He gave a definition to a word… a word that we’ve all heard of and we all know. The only difference was he delivered the definition in a way that made me think differently about the meaning. So, I decided that every Sunday I’m going to add one word to the Momma Dictionary here at Momma Findings. Maybe I’ll encourage you to think differently about the words we use to each other. Maybe you’ll encourage me to do the same. The word I start off with is the very word that inspired my series:
1 a : sparing in the use of food and drink : abstemious
b : not addicted to intoxicating drink
c : not drunk
2 : marked by sedate or gravely or earnestly thoughtful character or demeanor
I heard it described differently last week. He described Sober to mean self-controlled.
For me, it gives it a whole new meaning. Self-controlled is the ability to control yourself when it comes to overeating, drinking too much, acting on sexual desires, and even holding your tongue when you’re angry. Being sober means being in control and aware of your action so that you can be ready.
Ready for what?
Ready for anything. Ready for the day the Lord will come. Ready for the unexpected emergency in the night. Or ready to take on a position you never dreamed of taking. It’s giving yourself the right and the ability to be prepared.
And if you guys know ANYTHING about me, you know that I like being prepared. I like being on time and I like having a schedule ahead of time. I guess I like being sober.
So, what I want to know from you guys is… what’s your definition of Sober?
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