July 13, 2021

Health and Fitness Starts in the Mind

Ann Wooten-Taylor
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The battleground for successful and permanent weight loss and freedom from eating disorders is fought primarily in your mind.

The battleground for successful and permanent weight loss and freedom from eating disorders is fought primarily in your mind.  When you attend an Eating as an Act of Worship Health and Fitness class, this principle is taught in the very first session. 

We refer to our lessons as concepts because Romans 12:2 says not to conform to the world’s teachings, meaning its patterns or systems, but to instead be changed or transformed by the renewing of your mind.  In other words, God says that change begins from within, which is contrary to the world’s lie that all you must do is perform a new task for thirty days to make it a habit. 

How many of you have faithfully stuck to a diet or exercise plan for thirty or more days, and then gone back to your old eating habits?  I cannot tell you how many times I did while wandering in the Wilderness of Obesity and Eating Disorders.

The truth is that you are in a spiritual battle because your problem is rooted in sin, and the only way to be free from sin is through the Blood of Jesus Christ.  When Jesus sets your mind free, then you will be able to think clearly because you will have the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5) as it relates to eating and drinking for the glory of God instead of satisfying your latest cravings. 


Once you are given a sound mind in that regard, you will be able to test and discern the good and perfect will of God concerning food in accordance with Romans 12:2.  That means you will not only want to eat for His glory, but He will empower you to actually stick with a health, nutrition, and exercise plan by His Spirit. 

In sum, although the battlefield is your mind, the battle is spiritual.  That means the battle is the Lord’s.  Stop fighting against Him, and you will finally start to win!

Are you truly ready to change sides on the health and fitness battlefield?  Are you really tired of wandering around in the Wilderness of Obesity and Eating Disorders?  If so, Jesus stands ready to take the yoke of bondage from you and usher you into the Promised Land of Healthy and Fit for Life. 


Purchase your copies of the Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook and the Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher’s Edition online today at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.com.  In the books, you will learn the biblical principles regarding the body, dieting, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body for the glory of God. Read our weekly blog for motivation, encouragement, and inspiration to stay healthy and fit through Christ. 

You can also follow us daily on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for recipes, and diet and exercise tips.  Tune in to our syndicated radio show on the DFW Den Radio Station, the StudioW Buzz Radio Station, and Victory KVDW 100.9 FM, 95.3 FM, and 1530 AM in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Lastly, do not forget to make your tax-deductible donation to Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries. Just visit our website!


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