The weather is getting warmer and Summer is here. The tide of getting fit and looking good is storming in and flooding the beaches and gyms. Everyone wants to get right for the hot weather and the crowds of people that will surface.
Have you ever stopped to think about whom your body belongs to? Do you know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? (1 Cor 3:16). We are always so eager to change our lifestyles for a season. We want to exercise and diet to look good for the summer. We jump on the bandwagon and fall off and then on again. We continue with this cycle of fitness, nutrition and mental health goals to only find ourselves back where we started. We attempt to make all types of changes to live a better life and as quick as we start we stop. Why? Is it to impress others? Our own personal gains? Lack of motivation? Whatever the reason, we know that one thing is certain, we are all looking for a change. The question is, are we looking for change for the right reason? or For the moment and a season? Maybe the wrong reason is not allowing us to keep the commitment.
Healthy Living should be for more than a SEASON and for a REASON!
The next time you decide that you want to shed some pounds or change your diet, stop and consider the WHY and for WHOM? Challenge yourself to a healthier lifestyle. A lifestyle that includes your mind, body and soul. A lifestyle that will last forever. A healthier lifestyle not just for you, but for the body that God gave you! You have a reason now and God is commanding that you take care of the body that he gave you. Your body is the Lord's temple, not that of your own!
What has been your Motivation for a Healthier You? How has your view on healthy living been changed? What changes will you implement? How will you make your next goal a lifestyle change? How do you plan to take care of the body that God gave you?