“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.”(Galatians 5:24 NLT)
I often wonder why we’re surprised when we fail in our pursuit of health and fitness. The understanding that we must have is that we are in a literal spiritual BATTLE. There are “passions and desires” in us that run counter to God’s desires for us.
It is only when we bring these to the cross of Christ and crucify these desires to HIS WILL, we will struggle. When we set up food as an IDOL, this becomes a form of GLUTTONY. When we’re just lazy, this is a form of SLOTH. As we bring these idols to the cross, we find FREEDOM.
Faith in Action:
1. Take some time to bring the issue you’re struggling with to Christ. Ask for Him to help carry the weight. Literally envision Him taking this away from you.
2. Tell a close friend that you are struggling with this issue and ask for prayer/accountability.