God is sovereign; that’s what I’m realizing more and more every day. ‘Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;’ (Isaiah 46:10). That is the whole reason I’m coming to the comforting and calming truth that no matter what I don’t need to fight my body anymore, because God is taking care of me and my body. He is my Father, and He is working out, even the pain and hardship and the joys and the ups and the downs for my good and His glory! In just the past month, this has taken away the desire to fight my body, and it’s made me want to just rest, just rest and wait on the Lord for healing, and even if there’s not complete healing, trusting Him anyways.
It is freeing not to fight your body.
I’m amazed by how life changes when you realize that God is in control, not you. We’ve been watching this TV series, and I always notice when the characters think that they HAVE to control the outcome, but they fail. It’s true that we can’t control the outcome. We have responsibility to fight for life, to defend justice, to defend life, but we can’t control the outcome.
But God can.
And He does.
He has made it so I can listen to my body, and if my body:
Isn’t Feeling Vegetables
Isn’t Feeling Hungry
Is Feeling Really Hungry
Is Really Tired
Doesn’t Want To Do A Long Run
Wants to Do A Long Run
I can listen to it, and I don’t have to fight it.
I’m not going to fight my body about eating a certain amount of vegetables, doing a certain amount of exercise, pushing myself to do more than I’m able to do physically or mentally.
I’m not saying I’m not going to challenge myself, but I’m not always going to be smashing myself into this mold that I don’t fit when it comes to exercise, food, health, or _____.
I want to care for my body as God’s temple, as the temple of the Holy Spirit, and that means that it’s no longer mine to do with as I want. It’s God’s, and that means that I can take care of it and not fight the way God made me.
Who else doesn’t want to fight their body anymore?
Have you given up the fight against your body?