To-do lists, phone calls, and social media notifications all pulled on me, and so it made sense that when I was finally able to be alone and away from the busyness of life, I'd eat a candy bar and a portion for 2 meals. I would run to the thing that could physically comfort me the best, food. Then one day during this quarantine season, God whispered to my heart, that if my body doesn’t work, then my vision can’t flourish. I thought, "my body does work", but the excessive eating, sluggish feeling, and the rising size in my clothes said otherwise. I stood there in this awe moment realizing that no matter how hard I work towards my purpose and vision, if I never take care of my body, then I’ll never fully get to reap the benefits.
So, I bowed my head and prayed. I asked God for divine empowerment to help me get healthy. My health wasn’t even on my to-do list, then God told me to put it now at the top. That every day the same way I work on my ministry, vision, and schoolwork, my health must be at the top of that list. I share this with any woman that is putting other things before her health. No job, no relationship, nor status matters more than your health. First Things First, and that's your health. If your body doesn’t work, neither can you. When your body is sick, when your body is tired, when your body is weak, you can’t do what God intended you to do. Your health must be at the top of your to-do list. If you don’t know where to start, just ask God. He will guide you. This all came about with me facing my truth.
The truth that I had put other things before me, the truth that my fear of failing made me not even embrace a healthy lifestyle. The truth was that I wanted to change, but was too afraid to try after many failed attempts.
Today, I share with you, what a little prayer can do. Now, 20 days of clean eating and a daily morning jog has changed the way I feel inside and out and I'm just getting started.
I want you to be encouraged to face your truth and improve your health!
"My Daughter, pay attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not lose sight of them; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and health to the whole body."