Controlling your Body
That’s why it’s important to keep your body under the control of your spirit and learn to listen to your heart. Your recreated spirit doesn’t have a sin problem. Your spirit wants to obey the Word of God and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Your problem will be with your body and your unrenewed mind. Why? Because your body always wants to fulfill the desires of the flesh.
For you to be a victorious Christian, your inward man must control your outward man (Gal. 5:16-18). How do you keep your body disciplined and under the control of your spirit?
First, you decide to live by your spirit instead of being body ruled. You can use the same principles of faith you use to believe for other needs in your life. Just apply those principles to this area of taking control of your body. Say what you believe (2 Cor. 4:13) and act upon what you have spoken (James 2:14, 17).
That’s what Paul did. Frist, he had to believe according to God’s Word. He believed he was able to control his body and bring it under the control of his spirit (Phil. 4:13). Next, Paul spoke what he believed: “I discipline my body. I keep it under control” (1 Cor. 9:27). Finally, Paul acted on his faith. He daily presented his body as a living sacrifice to God. He submitted to his spirit and not his flesh.
Action Plan: Believe-Say-Do! Take time this week to believe that you have a right to be free from agitating passions like overeating and being driven to making poor food choices. Find scriptures that backs up what you are saying and confess those scriptures and then act upon those scriptures! Even if you stumble and fall time after time, get back up and continue to make those confessions until you are stronger from within! This is what I have learned: It’s impossible to lose when God is involved and your heart is sincere! He will help you to find a way to win! Your part is that you can't quit on God!
If you are not sure what healthy eating is, join me and several other speakers on 4/2/2016 at the Health & Wellness Retreat so you can learn practicable ways to be victorious in your eating habits!
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