Are you worth it? Easy question, right? We would all quickly say "Yes". But are you really treating yourself like you love you? God created each of us different. He knew us before we were born.
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." Jeremiah 1:5
Why do so many people try to look or act like someone else? God made us just like we are and if we are not going to be us, who will? Because of Jesus we have understanding through the holy spirit, which is our comforter and advocate. He gives us knowledge through the truth in the word of God.
Following Him gives us wisdom.
"For the Lord gives wisdom, from his mouth come knowledge & understanding" Proverbs 2:6
So with all of this wisdom we have access to, why do we not feel better about ourselves? I think it has to do with our identity in Christ. When we know who we are in Christ we can begin to walk in confidence of who He created us to be. Then we can follow through with the knowledge and understanding of His word.
This leads me to the physical.
"Don’t you know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit? The Spirit is in you, and you have received the Spirit from God. You do not belong to yourselves. 20 Christ has paid the price for you. So use your bodies in a way that honors God." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Are you honoring your body?
I've met so many people that struggle with their health. Including my own family. God put a passion in me to live a healthier lifestyle many years ago and stretched me to share that with others. He gave me the name Strength Healing because He is our strength and through him we can receive healing. Weather that comes through taking care of our bodies physically, spiritually or mentally. We use the wisdom he gives us to do this. Staying physically healthy can be hard and sometimes seem expensive.
But ARE YOU WORTH IT? You only have one body to live in. When it gives out, you don't get another one. It's one shot. So choose health and long life. Give up something else today, so that you can add what you need to be proactive with your health instead of reactive to a health problem.
Money seems to typically be the main concern when choosing health. Believe me, I get it. It is a fact that we only have what we have and we need to be wise with our finances. A motivational speaker I follow stated that most people have an average of $3500 in their house they could sell of things they don't use. We have so much we spend money on that we don't even use!
What can you do today to make one simple change towards a healthier lifestyle? Drink more water, add more fruits and vegetables to your diet, incorporate exercise? There's so many things we can do that cost us nothing and then sometimes we have to forego the $5 Starbucks so that we can take that money to use towards what we need for our health.
I want to tell you that YOU ARE WORTH IT! You're worth whatever it takes to get your health back. You were chosen and bought with a price. Honor your body. You are beautiful, unique, loved, strong, secure, bold, powerful, important, forgiven and CHOSEN.
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”