Truth Will Set You Free ~ Sunday Devotional
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32 (NKJV)
Freedom was all I wanted when I was struggling with my body image. I wanted to be free from worry and obsession about my weight and my looks. And the thing was – I knew weight loss. I knew the how-tos. I read all the articles. I had books that listed every food imaginable and the calories in them. I knew the difference between protein, carbs, fat, fiber, etc. I followed diets. I did, what I thought was, the right thing.
I had the truth. Or so I thought. But if I knew the truth, then why wasn’t I free? Instead, I never felt more buried under the weight of this burden.
Truth will set you free.
Is what you are reading, consuming, being told, buying into truth?
Are the words you’re speaking to yourself and the thoughts you’re having truth?
The truth is you and I are fearfully and wonderfully made.
The truth is God loves you just the way you are. In fact, He created you that way. There’s only one you and that’s something to celebrate!
The truth is you and I are daughters and sons of a King. (Just last week, I taught my second graders this in religious education class, and they left wearing crowns as a reminder. Do you need to make yourself a crown like they did? 😉 )
If you’re seeking freedom like I was, you must learn the truth – God’s truth. Stop searching for it on the internet. Pause your social media scrolling. Discontinue the magazine subscription. Open your Bible.
The truth is found in God’s Word. When you read it and believe it for you, then you’ll learn how to honor your body the way He created it. You’ll respect how you’ve been created and realize that you are unique. One-size-fits-all plans won’t work for you. You will find guidance in His Word on how to care for your body in a way that frees you to live the life He’s called you to live, today, at this age and stage of life.
If you’re struggling to find this freedom, check out my Faith and Fitness Framework™. It’s how you build a healthy life on a foundation of faith.
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