Stewardship is defined as “the activity or job of protecting and being responsible for something.” So how do you rate yourself as a good steward? How good are you at taking care of (responsible and protecting of) your health, your finances and anything or anyone else on which you place a high value?
The first time I heard this term was directed to the financial topic of tithing at my church. The life you have is God’s gift to you so how do you repay that gift is how I thought I was obligated to give to the church; but I was corrected on that subject. The life you have includes the money you make and since it’s all God’s anyway, you cannot give what’s already His; it is more a matter of being a good steward with that money that is the deeper discussion. That makes you think differently.
As a Wellness Advisor this topic has relevance on how you are a good steward regarding your health. If we start from the same position stated in the former paragraph, then your body is not your own property but God’s as well; you simply have stewardship over it. If you don’t believe in God, then you can stop reading now since the rest of this won’t matter to you. If you do believe in God, then listen up!
I am not an ordained preacher but 1 Corinthians 3:16 reads: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” If your body is God’s temple then how would you treat it in that light? If we just stick to the physical side of this subject there is much to be said about how we take care of our bodies.
Permit me to get right to the core teaching, the philosophical base of a wellness lifestyle and seriously examine this statement: “My problems are the result of doing too much of the WRONG things and not enough of the RIGHT things,” and where the obvious decisions surface. The question isn’t if we can find the right things to start doing and the wrong things to stop doing, but to have the discipline to carry through and whether we will take upon ourselves the obligation of being a good steward. The commandment is to be a good steward with your body.
In one word we have the solution. What is that word? Can it be that simple? Yes, but not simple to do, and the word is OBEY. Be diligent in growing your knowledge on how to take care of your body and then just DO IT! No excuses or delays, or starting next Monday, or the famous “I will try…” cop outs. We started this blog with a definition and we will end the same way. The definition of Obey: “to comply with the command, direction, or request of (a person or a law); to submit to the authority of…” Anything short of obedience to that commandment will result in compromised health. Sad to say but it is that plain and simple. Saying that positively we can affirm: “Happy to say it is that plain and simple.”
Yours in Real Life,