Why is it so hard to make healthy living a habit? Armed with our greatest determination and countless diet and training plans, it should be easy, but many of us find that it's not. Somewhere between setting our goals and facing reality, we trade healthy habits for quick-fix gimmicks and temporary results.
Your body hears and is deeply affected by everything you say. We're physical, emotional and spiritual beings, so all three aspects of us need to be committed to the same mission. We need to make sure that the words we say and the foods we choose to eat align with our goals so we can find peace and balance and avoid inner turmoil.
When we walk with God and pursue things of Him, we feed our spirit, and it gets stronger. But when we walk in the flesh, our spirit is malnourished and weak.
No Diet Can Give You Self-Control; Only God Can Do That
The flesh continually makes the same disappointing decisions and leaves us feeling powerless. It's driven by emotions, and it doesn't care what we really want because it wants what it wants and it wants it now.
There's a constant struggle between what the world wants us to be and what God wants us to be. We need to seek God first in our health and avoid the chaos of dieting as we change our lifestyle in His strength and honor Him in our bodies.
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"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me" (Rev. 3:20, NIV).
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control" (Gal 5:22-23a, NASB).
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