Sometimes it means offering up a new healthy dinner item that a family member or friend had never previously tasted and rocking their world at the possibilities of healthier food. Or sometimes it means putting off spending time with the puppy to put in more time at the gym. Or it can even mean asking your family to change their choice of restaurant for dinner so you have healthier options.
It is not hard to imagine that spending all this time and energy on yourself can make you feel a little selfish, and even a burden on others, but it is important to remember why you expend these efforts.
My reason? Aside from wanting to be healthy and stick around to love on my hubby for a long, long time and produce beautiful babies to love and care for...
"Do you not know that you are a temple of God
and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?"
- 1 Corinthians 3:16
If you cannot find the motivation or dedication to workout and be healthy for yourself or your family, do it for God and the holy Spirit that dwells within you. Just sayin'.
Now isn't that just a divine reason?
In the book of Romans 12:1, Paul encourages us to think of our bodies as a "living sacrifice," that is "holy and pleasing to God." When God asked His believers to sacrifice a goat, did they offer up the weakest goat in their flock? I think not.
All too often, the question is asked, "How do you stay motivated?" The best answer is to make it a priority. Make it a priority to take care of yourself and to put God first, and your actions will follow.
Now that I've shared my motivation, share with me what motivates you?