You say “I am allowed to do anything–but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything” I must not become a slave to anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12 (NLT)
It is easy for us to fall into the mindset that we know what is best for us. But how often have our decisions and our own understanding led us in the wrong direction or to a feeling of remorse? Trusting God requires faithful discipline. While we may at times make mistakes in our decisions, God’s way is perfect.
When we seek God’s purpose for our bodies, we begin to place value on the practice of godly habits instead of those that lead to our own destruction. Bad habits inhibit our ability to recognize evil and rationalize why the habit isn’t hurting us.
No one starts a habit with the willful intent to damage or hurt themselves. Though we can make the choice to start these habits, when it comes to breaking bad habits we need God’s help. Evaluate some of the habits in your life that are negatively affecting your ability to be effective. Pray to God to not allow your habits to enslave you to an unhealthy lifestyle. Pray for the strength to stop habits that may hurt or harm your body. Pray that God cleanses your body in the similar way that He can cleanse our lives. Our bodies need to be functioning top notch in order to do God’s work. If we make choices that are bad for us, this prevents us from doing God’s work in the full capacity He intended.