Do you want to lose weight or improve your health in the new year?
Less than 10% of resolutions are actually kept each year. And, sadly, the goal of being fit and healthy is among those failed resolutions.
People desire to change, but can’t seem to accomplish it. And rather than receiving effective advice, they are taken advantage of by businesses trying to make money off their desires.
Want to lose weight? Here’s a diet plan you need to purchase!
Want to look ten years younger? Here’s my secret skincare products for an unbelievably reduced price!
The world always wants something in exchange for secret life-changing products, services, and tips. But understand that Jesus Christ reveals real and effective life-changing secrets for free!
And I have personally experienced many years of healthful living from this. So I can attest that these 3 revealed secrets will help you to become a fit and healthy person as well.
Understanding Your Design
Secret #1: You Are Unique
Once you become a believer in Christ, the Holy Spirit resides within you. Through this holy residency, your body is now Christ’s temple and not your own.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
So we are now given the responsibility of caretakers for His temple. And part of this responsibility is understanding that God built each of us uniquely.
Our layouts, workings, and preferences are different from anyone else’s. One person may enjoy sweets, while another enjoys salty foods.
One person may have a high metabolism, while another may have a slow one. I could go on forever about our differences, but the point is to realize what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another because He designed us unlike any other.
Secret #2: Jesus is Alternative
Jesus’ methods of healing were quite radical. He cast out demons with His words, made a paralytic walk, and produced bread for thousands with only a little.
But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!” (Mark 2:10-12)
Jesus didn’t give me an instant miracle of restored health like the paralytic man. He wanted to lead me onto a path of understanding my health in order to care for it properly.
So I underwent acupuncture, naturopathy, massage therapy, physical therapy, counseling, meditation, yoga, essential oils, and chiropractic care. What did I find out from all these things?
I knew so little about my body and ways to heal it! But Jesus does know, and seeking His alternatives is part of the answer to understanding our unique design and being a fit and healthy follower.
Submitting To Him
Secret #3: Submission is Required
Being fit and healthy is a life-long quest, not a 30-day plan. It’s discovering, with the help of Christ, how we are designed and what to do with that knowledge.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:13-14)
Your hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments. (Psalm 119:73)
You may have difficulty losing weight because of emotional trauma, a thyroid issue, or even a parasite that causes you to crave sugary foods. Or you may have trouble maintaining your health because of food intolerances, stress, or a nutrient deficiency.
Look to Him for guidance when you don’t understand what’s keeping you from achieving your goal for improved health. Pray that He will lead you to the right healthcare professionals, tests, and tools to help you target your weaknesses and to overcome your struggles to become fit and healthy.
Living Fit & Healthy
No two of God’s creations are the same. He is so intrinsically detailed, even down to our physiological characteristics.
Once we realize how important this is, we are able to seek His wisdom and knowledge for our care instead of the world’s. And we are more open-minded to alternative methods that can help us understand ourselves and promote longterm change.
So if you desire to become a better you, God is your best investment. With Him, you will successfully become fit and healthy not only in the new year, but throughout your life!
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