“Do not conform to the pattern of the world be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may be able to test and approve what God’s will is–His good, pleasing, and perfect will.” -Romans 12:2
You gotta eat. Whether you eat good things or bad, you’re going to fill yourself with something. When thinking about this in the context of sin and righteousness, there may be times when you eat unrestrained from the trough of sin. This will leave your soul empty and feeling bad. When you’ve had enough, maybe you say “No More!” and stop for a time.
If however, you don’t replace this source of sustenance with something, you’ll find yourself starving and will be tempted to go back to the trough of sin. It would be the equivalent of eating junk food all the time then refraining from eating completely. Just like the body needs something to keep it going so too the soul must be filled.
By all means, get rid of elements of sin and selfishness in your diet but be sure to replace it with nourishment from the trough of righteousness. Drink from the fountain of pure truth found in the Word of God and feast on His goodness. Worship and meditate in His presence for it is there that you’ll be filled with love and holiness. At the trough of righteousness, you will be satisfied as you never could elsewhere. Nothing you desire compares to Him. Nothing.
In pursuit of His best,