Have you ever been frustrated because you cannot seem to stay motivated long enough to consistently exercise and eat healthy? Do you feel like you have the discipline for a short time, but then fall back into old habits and quit caring because it feels useless? Here is a question for you to ponder. How might things be different if you decided to eat healthy and exercise as a Way to Honor God?
WHAT HAVE YOU GIVEN TO HIM?
As followers of Jesus Christ, there are things in our lives we have decided to give to Him such as finances, time, resources, marriage, children, work, etc. Why then, as women, do we sometimes try and take on the battle of our health and fitness within our own strength, discipline and power?
HONORING HIM vs YOUR STRENGTH
Can you relate to one of these scenarios?
- You know you should get up and get in at least 30 minutes of exercise, but you cannot seem to find the motivation or desire to do it.
- You have had a stressful day, tired and frustrated and you think you have earned the right to over indulge with “comfort foods”.
How do you think you might handle the situation different, if you paused and asked yourself, “what is the best way I could honor and bring worship to God with body right now?”
1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever, you do, do all to the Glory of God.”
God wants us to worship Him with our body. Deciding not to over indulge, eat out of emotions and taking time to care for our body through physical activity can bring Him honor.
Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through HIM who strengthens me.”
God does not want or expect us to “try” harder on our own. He will give us strength to face the big things and the small things. Our health is just as important to Him as it is to us. Why not ask Him for strength that is not of our own so that we can eat healthy and exercise as a way to Honor God.
If you are ready to make a change and find the right motivation, I would love to help you make healthy living a part of your life. You can learn how to exercise and make the right food choices, in your busy world. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time for a for a free telephone consultation.