Queen in Gold
These are three unhealthy (even sinful) habits I’ve identified in my own life. I can’t write this today without admitting that I’m still in the process of replacing them with healthy habits. If you choose to join me in this process, let’s start off by not being too hard on ourselves. Be reminded of God’s grace. Let Him be your motivation for a more balanced, healthy and God-focused life.
1. Emotional eating
So let’s talk about reaching for that chocolate bar at the end of a difficult day. Emotional eating is not just bad for your physical health, but even for your spirit. Why would we seek comfort in food if the Lord is our Comforter (Ps 119:79)? When you’re having a rough day it’s a great opportunity to stretch your faith by trusting God. Instead we try to numb our emotions with food, in order to handle it ourselves.
Obviously, emotional eating is motivated by our emotions. Ironically, I’ve found that eating healthy boosts my emotional state; while overeating and eating too much junk food usually makes me feel worse. Lastly, unhealthy eating isn’t good for your physical health. So if you’ve even considered justifying your actions; please note that emotional eating is actually bad for you on a physical, spiritual and emotional level. Emotional eating is a really bad habit.
So how do you replace it?
3. The way you talk
Gossip might seem like a modern day problem, but Solomon already warns against this poison in biblical times (Prov 11:13; 16:28; 18:8; 20:19; 26:20, 22). I think as girls we often struggle with this. Due to our own insecurities we say negative things to downplay the achievements of others. In high school the people who were gossiped about most were usually the most popular. As a matter of fact, this is still true in the adult world. People always have something to say about those who have achieved more than they have or carry a greater responsibility. Apart from discussing those of influence, people also like to discuss the outcasts. Gossip is entirely based on making the gossiper feel better about him or herself.
Most of us have been on the other side of gossip to and know that it ultimately hurts. I hate the idea of people saying things about me behind my back. The thought of being discussed without being able to defend myself always makes me feel “not good enough.”
Another discussion issue is that of negative talk. In today’s culture people talk negative about politics, their jobs, their schools, public transport, customer service and even their church. This is the type of attitude that makes one bitter. People expect that every situation will have the worst outcome. This attitude is highly contagious and kills hope and joy.
So what do you say?
In a world where healthy lifestyles are trending; why are Christians not living healthier lives? Why are we not the trendsetters? Start being healthy today through prayer and fasting; reading the Word and speaking life.
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About the blog
Queen in Gold is a blog for the feminine heart. I hope to inspire other women to stand up in their God-given identity.
My name is Riani.
I love flowers, board games, arty markets, food, dancing, music and spring....