When it comes to food and fitness, our culture puts emphasis on gaining strength and having control. Yet when it comes to freedom in Christ, His emphasis is on celebrating weakness and losing control.
Before we go any further, we have to break through the barriers of self-sufficiency and private struggles. Whether we put our health on the back burner or eat and weigh ourselves in secret, the enemy uses food and fitness to isolate us from each other and from Him. Shame and/or pride settles in on our health and wellness journey, and we move forward on our own. And it’s exhausting . . .
But Jesus changes everything! His power is made perfect in our weakness (2 Cor 12:9-10), and His Spirit will empower us with inner strength (Eph 3:16b)!
So let’s be real and share about our struggles with health and wellness and anything else. We truly are better and stronger together – together with the Spirit and with fellow believers. As we abide in Him and in biblical community, strength and freedom will come!
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Libby you’re so right about current culture celebrating self-made strength & a guise of control, being opposite of what Christ wants us to celebrate! Not that we celebrate physical unhealthiness lol, but we’re to celebrate our outward strength being a reflection of inner surrender to a God that IS strength and IS in control! I can be the person who hates to eat in front of other people, so thanks for the reminder that we’re a community that celebrates health, not control!