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It's ALL You!

Primary Passage: "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" Matthew 6:22-23 NIV.

Secondary passage: Matthew 22:36-40

Whatever you do, you are in charge of your own health and fitness. I can tell you what to do and how to do it, but it's all up to you.  However, most of my clients and readers don't realize that there is more to them than what they see. In case you hadn't noticed, Totally Fit 4 Life blog posts target more than just what we eat and physical activity.  We deal with the whole person: Spiritual, Mental/Emotional, Physical, and Social. Why? Because the neglect one area affects all of them!  What affects one area affects all areas of you. To truly take charge of your health and fitness, it is important for you to understand and nurture all of these areas. Let me show you what I mean.

What we believe about God, ourselves, life, death and what is beyond shapes the foundation of our decision making and how we see the world around us. Do you believe God created you and what He created is good? Do you feel a sense of purpose and value in life? Your spiritual beliefs inform your decisions.

Our mental/emotional self stems from the beliefs we have formed spiritually. This includes our relationships with others and ourselves. What do you think about yourself?  How do you feel about your family, friends, co-workers or classmates? What makes you tick determines the course of action you take.

How we relate to others makes a big difference in what we believe spiritually. It affects us emotionally and determines how we see our personal value. No other aspect of ourselves affects our body image more than this! Did your family go to church and believe in God? How do others treat you and what do you feel about their treatment of you?  The social aspect of ourselves is the filter we use to view God, ourselves, and others.

How our bodies function or not function, the amount of sleep, quality of food, whether we exercise or not determines our physical health.  Our health either makes us feel great or crummy.  If we are very sick, it can make us question God's love, isolate us from other people, and impair our thinking. Do you have health issues that cause you to feel badly about yourself and your abilities? Do you have physical limitations that affect your mood?  How our bodies feel and function colors our worldview.

Balancing these four areas is challenging, but necessary for overall health and well-being.  Dr.Stephen Covey in his book, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" shows how to balance them and why it is important.  Each fish represents one aspect of yourself. You can be specific about what you value in each area as well as what is neglected to form an action plan.  What is going well?  What is not? What do you love about each area, and what area causes you disappointment?  To understand and nurture these areas for the Christian is called Personal Stewardship.

It is when we are able to have these areas in our lives reasonably balanced that we are able to love God and to love others as ourselves. When we care for our needs we are better able to serve God and others more fully.

 I hope you can begin to appreciate the importance of the variety of  topics I bring to you as well as the devotionals. What changes will you make? What areas do you love and want to continue? It's seriously ALL you!

May God bless you in 2017!

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