You are What You Eat: What Your Spiritual Consumption Says About You
There is a common saying that says, “you are what you eat”. When you hear that saying, the first thing most people think of is usually food. Well, let’s look at that saying in a different perspective. As a woman of God, you are called to be in this world but not of it. In this world there are so many things going on that is the total opposite of what the word of God says.
For example, the world says, casual dating is okay while God says to guard your heart (Proverb 4:23).
The world says cursing is okay, while God says that there is power in the tongue (Proverb 18:21).
The world says sex before marriage is okay, while God says that sex should be between husband and wife (Hebrew 13:4).
The list continues but God reminds us to not be conformed to this world (Romans 12:2).
The world offers us so many ideas, mindsets, and cultural norms and if you are not pressed into the word of God and you’re consuming every single idea the world is feeding you, you will start to become like the world. This is why it is so important to be careful of what you are eating, or spiritually consuming.
Some questions you should ask yourself:
Is the music you listen to glorifying God?
Music is way more than the songs that we sing. Music has a way or stirring up different emotions in us. If Jesus was sitting next to you, while you were listening to your everyday music, would he be proud or disappointed in you? You can’t glorify this world and God at the same time; you must choose one. The same applies to your music choice.
Are your friends hurting or helping your relationship with God?
The bible says that “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17). As you know your friends have a huge impact on who you are. They could either help or harm your relationship with God. All your friendships should be God-centered.
Are the shows/ movies you watch glorifying God?
The shows and movies that we watch have a lot to do with the things of today’s culture. Shows and movies also portray a way of living that society says is okay. If you are going to see a rated R movie, you may want to consider what is going to be said or shown on the screen. If the shows or movies you are watching stir up ungodly desires within you, you should reconsider your movie choices.
What does your social media say about you?
Today, most people have some sort of social media. We have to remember that people are watching the things that we post, whether you know them or you don’t. Social media shows the world the things we want everyone to see. With social media being at the tip of our fingers, as women of God, we need to constantly guard what we see. With the people we follow, the things we like, or the things we post. Think about the things that you post, and ask yourself what are your motives?
God tells us to always have our armor on (Ephesians 6:10-18), so if we are careful in our daily life with the things that we consume we are guarding ourselves as women of God. In your day to day life remember that you are what you eat, so if you choose God in your day to day life remember to be a reflection of him in every aspect of your life.
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