In this life we all strive to be healthy, but why? Because in order to do God’s Will we must be mentally and spiritually healthy in order to be physically healthy. I often get asked how fitness and faith go together. To me it goes together perfectly, but for some people they need to be explained why you should be fit for God. Therefore I am going to explain why you should and what it actually looks like.
Fit for God starts mentally and spiritually
Many people think that being fit as all physical and if they achieve physical fitness they will somehow be mentally and spiritually healthy however this is false. What ever we do is this life starts with a thought and that thought comes from our heart. Furthermore everything we think, and do comes from our heart. In Proverbs 4:23 it says to “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life”.
So if the bible says that everything starts in the heart we must be watchful of everything that is inner self. You must realize that being fit for God must start with our hearts desire and need for Him. We must recognize our need for God. Once we realize our need for him by humbling ourselves, God is able to lift us up. However we not only should realize we need Him we should believe He will take care and lift us up. We must have faith.
Starts from Within
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:6-7).
If you want to be fit you must realize it starts from within. Being fit for God starts in your mentally by praying to Him and asking Him for guidance and wisdom. Once you ask God and you start an intimate relationship with Him, you are able to be fit spiritually. You see God gives us free will because we must call on Him to help us, He is not going to help us unless we ask for it. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7).
So start by humbling yourself and God will start to take care of you. But you must continue to obey and trust Him in all circumstances. Always be thankful for Him and always rejoice and pray! Never ever give up the good fight of faith and God will lead you down a miraculous imaginable beautiful life.
Physically fit for God is a blessing
Once you realize being fit starts mentally and spiritually. Next, you are able to start acting on it and be physically fit! Many people think that they do not need to workout or be more healthy. However, if you want to do Gods Will and be fully aware and awake you must be healthy in order to do it correctly.
In addition, being fit is a blessing that God gives us because it helps improve our bodies physically, mentally and emotionally to increase our spirituality. I used to take for granted the body God gave me, but filling it with pure trash of fast food, desserts, alcohol etc. Then one day I realized how unhealthy I felt and how unhappy I was with my relationship with food and God. Once I realized my need for God I was able to set aside my fleshy desires and start living the way God calls us to live which is for Him.
Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship”.
Today I encourage you to throw off your old self of bad habits and self destruction. Instead start living for God! Living for God is difficult in this dark and broken world. However, Jesus died so we may be reborn in Him and live to serve Him!