Confession:: I didn’t do my Fit Friday post last week because I was depressed about my weight.
Confession 2:: I nearly didn’t do it today either for the same reason.
Physical health, fitness and the associated control of what goes into my mouth is where I fail most often in my attempts to live a godly life. This failure of self-control is sin. I’m not going to sugar-coat it. It’s a sin in the same way that adultery or stealing are sins.
My body is the temple of God…I am defiling it by letting it get overloaded and unkempt.
My life is to be the embodiment of Christ in this world…I’m pretty sure God is not obese.
Our physical selves are often ignored as part of the whole picture of who we are in Christ. Our overeating or lack of healthy habits is ignored in favour of the “more” spiritual acts of bible study and prayer. In reality these things must be balanced.
I think that this area of our lives is one of the biggest strongholds of the enemy in today’s world, and I am struggling with it.
On my escape from Mad Church Disease, this is the next frontier…time to circle the wagons and jump into the fight with both feet.