What do I mean? Well, as I really dug deep into the reason behind the hold up on most of the dreams, visions, ideas, plans, goals, activities, chile EVERYTHING and most things, even in my everyday life, I realized it pointed back to my weight. As I started mapping out certain thought processes, habits, “personality traits”, etc, I was able to, through OBJECTIVELY reflecting, see through the lens of Truth on some things.
I realized that, somewhere along the line, even subconsciously at times, my weight had started affecting my decision making and my life perceptions. Basic example. There were places or activities that I would decline because I would consider the weight limitations. Even some of the mental issues I struggled with were due to imaginations I created from a place of self consciousness that developed as a child. Seeds that were planted through bullying or even my parents.
Here’s the thing. I finally looked deeper into this weight thing; through lenses of Truth. Of course I could scream all day that, “Theee Almighty Elohim created and formed me in my mother’s womb and I’m amazing just the way-I- am!” There’s some truth to that. But at some point the physical, tangible weight…and rolls (smh) became “the weight, and sin that so easily entangles” me.
I hear you, I hear you. It’s not that deep. But what if it is? We don’t hit on weight, obesity, gluttony, overeating and so forth much because we’re too busy bashing the “obvious” sins. While Holy Spirit is living inside of us just hot, miserable and stuffed but “at least I’m not a thief!” and “My shout is cute! Ay-shondo!” *eyeroll*
Sat.Down.Some.Where…Well actually, it’s time to stand up somewhere and take a walk, jog or at least skip into some sort of effort to do better with these Temple’s ya’ll! (Body=Temple) Key word effort. We put the effort in, submit this health process to God, then He helps us along the way. I’m a firm believer in this Supernatural life we’re living! It applies to EVERY area…THAT YOU SUBMIT at least.
Why is it that Holy Spirit is our Helper when it comes to fornication but we don’t believe He can, is willing, and is MORE THEN ABLE to help in this area? Why is it we’ll scream, “Lawwwd, help me stop being a liar, a cheater a deceiver, heart breaker…”(thanks Prolyfe), but we won’t let Him in, when it’s time to fight that emotional eating demon? Could it be that we CHOOSE to compartmentalize our submission into categories.
He came that we would have life, and life MORE ABUNDANTLY. You know, over and above. More than necessary (not in pounds). EXTRAORDINARY! If I’m not hydrated, feeding my body the nutrients its needs to RUN efficiently, getting in shape to the best of my ability…how extraordinary can my life really be, if I’m aching, can’t breathe, or dead? If my physicality is robbing me of my destiny, the line has been crossed. Not to be extra but this thing hit me. This is about overall health not just weight. TODAY. Today, we all start taking small steps towards being better stewards over these earthen VESSELS.
Step 1: Submit the process to be the best you, including physically, to God.
Step 2: Have a glass of water. You’re thirsty.