The Reason Why ~ Sunday Devotion
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)
The reason why I move regularly and take a moderate approach to my nutrition is to honor the body God has entrusted to me.
But let’s back up a second. Before you or I deal with the condition of our physical body, we must deal with the condition of our heart, of our spirit. The only way we can approach life with confidence at any age is to put our lives in God’s hands. To put our hope and trust in Christ.
For a long time, I had it backwards. Although I had given my life to Christ, I had not fully submitted every area to Him. No one would’ve even asked me the reason why I was confident, hopeful, and free in Christ because I was anything but those things. I was too tied up with my worries and insecurities over my weight. I was not a good example of someone whose hope was in the Lord. My priorities were not in order.
Nevertheless, Christ continued to work in my life, and He set me free. I finally realized that the only way to approach my healthy life was to integrate my faith and my fitness. Now I can tell people that the reason why I am able to live fit and free is because I have built my healthy life on a foundation of faith.
Too many women allow worries about their weight to deflate them and to leave them feeling hopeless. Hopeless about their present and about their future. They don’t confidently show up for the lives God designed for them because they’ve misplaced their hope and put it in their physical bodies.
The reason why I don’t diet and no longer worry about my weight is because I have been set free. There’s no secret meal plan, supplement, or workout program to tell you about. Instead of how to live fit and free being a secret, one of the women in my membership community said, “It’s so simple yet it’s made all the difference, and that’s the magic of it.”
What’s simple and yet made all the difference? For her and dozens of other women, it’s trusting Christ with your fitness. Building it on a foundation of faith. Following God’s Word rather than the next random diet plan. It’s not complicated, but it does require a step of faith.
As I mentioned in the beginning, I do move regularly and take a moderate approach to my nutrition because I want to honor the body God has entrusted to me.
Action Step: What’s the reason why you do what you do and believe what you believe? Is it grounded in the hope of Christ and motivated by the desire to honor Him in every area of your life? Ask these questions about how you’re approaching your health and fitness. Make changes if necessary. (Start with my Faith and Fitness Framework™.)
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