Every year, we hear of costly studies that confirm the necessity of regular exercise and healthy diet in order to keep our bodies slim and fit. Common sense tells us that we need to eat good food, and the proper amount, to maintain optimal health. If we eat junk, the junk affects us, and we eventually just feel ‘junky’.
Knowing this, why do most of us still make so many poor diet choices?
We are tempted by fast foods, sweet foods, foods we crave, foods that appeal, foods laden with unknown and unrecognized ingredients that turn ‘evil’ within our bodies. We develop bad habits of automatic eating, not thinking about what we are allowing to pass over our taste buds.
Maybe we don’t pause often enough to consider long-term effects of some of our practices.
We treat our minds and spirits the same way. What we choose to accept and say ‘yes’ to ultimately alters how we think and who we become. If we allow a negative barrage of ‘input’ to roost within, what we produce via words and actions will reveal the condition of our ‘inner workings’.
Garbage in, garbage out….
However, if we choose to drink in peace and positivity, the things from God and not the world, deliberately nourishing our bodies and our minds with ‘nutrients’ that make us thrive, we bloom wholesomely wherever we go.
It is never too late to turn the ship around if we discover that a shift needs to be made. One step at a time, one choice at a time. We can purge the unnecessaries and embrace the best, choosing to go junk-free. The process transforms our perspective, our direction, and our habits—ultimately, our destiny.
“You’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.” (from The Message, Philippians 4:8-9)
Positive Transformation Means Going Junk-Free