My journey to health always seems to be such a struggle – why is that? I wonder if it has anything to do with getting overwhelmed by the big picture? I tend to look at the end goal and get overwhelmed by it all and then I just shut down before I even begin. And then I let the enemy (satan) whisper to me that I can’t do it and that I’ve failed so many times before and I completely buy into his schemes to steal, kill and destroy me (John 10:10). Why do I even give these destructive thoughts the time of day? Especially, when I read the last part of John 10:10 that tells me that Yeshua (Jesus) came to give me a rich and satisfying life. In order for that to happen, I must stop letting all the negativity get a stronghold in my life.
“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” – Ephesians 6:12 NLT
There is a verse in the Bible that says, “know the truth and be set free” (John 8:32). The truth is that God hasn’t given me a spirit of fear or self-doubt in carrying out anything He asks of me. What exactly is He asking me? I think He’s asking me to trust only Him and let go of addictions and strongholds that separate me from Him. The Spirit God has given me is not fearful of the unknown or how I’m going to get from here to there. He gives me a Spirit of power, love and self-control…yes SELF-CONTROL. God gives me that power but only through my relationship with Him and by my obedience to Him. I obviously can’t do it on my own or I would have by now.
So, if God gives me the power of self-control why do I sometimes feel so out of control? Am I giving that power to someone or something else? Could it be the companies that make the food, the government (FDA), pharmaceutical companies and so on instead of God? Maybe the best place to start is with the food I’m eating. God holds the key to not only my spiritual health but my physical health.
In Genesis 1:29 is the key to healthy eating and healthy foods. What I would consider to be the foundation to both my spiritual and physical health.
“Then God said, ‘Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food.'” – Genesis 1:29 NLT
In truth, I think all God is really asking me is to take that step of faith. Yeshua is asking me to get out of the boat (out of my comfort zone) and walk on the water with Him (Matthew 14:22-33) – to keep my eyes fixed on Him and trust Him on the journey He has set before me.
So what is the next step for Faith, Hope & Wellness and for me personally? First, it’s doing what God has asked me to do which is be a light in the darkness (Matthew 5:14-16) and exposing worthless and evil intentions that the ungodly people and companies are doing (Ephesians 5:10-14). So we, the believers in God through Yeshua (Jesus), will know the truth and be set free. I need to carefully determine what pleases God (Ephesian 5:10) and do those things.
So in future posts, I will be focusing on my obedience to God, how food helps or hurts my spiritual and physical health, and exposing those satan is using to hijack my health. I hope you will come along on the journey because knowing the truth is half the battle!!!