You may say well duh, everyone knows a little hunger will not kill us. However, I must admit I had never thought about it before my friend Myra wrote it in an email to me. It is such a small, simple phrase, but it is really powerful. A pang of hunger doesn't need to be immediately cured. I need to readjust my thinking to realize it as a signal from my body that I'm on the right track. In short, I need to discipline my wants as I am surely in no danger of starving anytime soon! A snack of an apple will suffice instead of an extra meal.
Often in our modern day society we want progress without any pain, and we want success without any sacrifice. I admit I am as guilty as anyone when it comes to this. Maybe some of you can relate to this. See, I often medicated with food. If something was wrong, I ate. If I was bored, I ate. If I was nervous or worried, I thought that food was the answer. If I was happy, I even celebrated with food. Now I have to pay the price for those indulgences. All of those years of overeating have to be atoned for. It is almost as if I ate those things on credit, and now I have to do without an amount equal to which I overate. Maybe my high blood pressure and diabetes is the cost of the interest. The effect of that weight being on my body over time and the subsequent damage that has been done is the penalty.
So yes, a little hunger pain will not kill you, but having extra weight on your body over time will. Are you having to pay a price for abusing food in your past? Have you been known to eat for reasons other than hunger?