The first question a person can ask before deciding what changes they must initially ask is, “Why am I seeking better health?”
To be honest, I was going to give tips on how I implemented extra water, cut out sodas, and made my meals at home, but I erased a full blog post because I felt God leading me to write something entirely different.
Just trying to be healthy takes a lot of time, effort, research, and application to see what you sow take root into something successful in your life or the lives of your loved ones. I had kidney stone surgery about a year ago, and since then I have made baby step changes to find what works for me and my family so that I can reach my health goals while teaching my son healthy eating habits. I am still in the process of implementing new changes over time.
This thought came to my mind when I was researching on how to make changes to my health as well as my family’s health. When I started making changes to my health goals, I realized that what we do, we do for God. Our health goals that we strive for are not deemed “successful” unless we do it for God. I am far from a fitness or nutrition expert, but realizing that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit changed how I want to treat and see myself.
I pray and talk to God of what the root of my emotional issues are because more often than not, our emotions are linked to our health in some way. Stress and anxiety were two big factors in how my health was being restricted. I knew I needed to get to the root of when and why I struggled with stress and anxiety so that I can receive healing and extend forgiveness, if needed. Often our health is either a step forward or a hindrance in being a blessing in God’s Kingdom.
When we see how God can use us to bless others when we let God change our health, we can begin to have a better understanding of how we can lead a healthy life. Having health goals is a wonderful step to better health, but we must allow God to show us the root of whatever that particular issue is so that we can become healed in our health struggles. For those health struggles we face becomes our testimony to a person who needed that inspiration to help them let God take control of their health issues.
So, my question for you is, “How can God use you for others when you allow Him to heal your health issues and struggles?