Don’t Waste a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity
This is a post from my continuing series of Tuesday weight loss tips.
The Bible talks in First Corinthians 6:12-20 (honestly, I used Google, I sadly have very little recollection of Bible verses) about being a temple for Christ. It talks about how our bodies are not our own and are to be used for Christ.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
You don’t have to be a Christian to understand what this is saying. I remember my grandmother talking about how “our bodies are a temple…” when I was a teenager. She referenced it when discussing piercings, tattoos, etc, and other times when we had those awkward, uncomfortable, but loving talks when her and I were out and about and we saw some other teen/punk rocker covered with “modifications.”
I love her. She’s no longer with us, but she was a very big influence on me.
This post isn’t about religion, though, and it’s not about stupid looking kids with nose rings, either. It’s about our bodies. Our young and old, tall and short, small and large, clothed and naked bodies. I don’t care if you’re Christian, Muslim, or atheist, I just want us all to agree that our lives and the bodies we have are special.
We have one body. We should take care of it.
I want you to be happy with who you are, whether you’re 350 pounds or 150 pounds, but if you’re not where you want to be in life, whether it be with your body, job, friends, etc, I also want you to change. Life is too short to be unhappy. Whether or not you believe “we” end when our lives in these bodies end, we can all agree that the time spent in these bodies is very short. It shouldn’t be wasted. It should be treated like a temple.
Today is a once in lifetime opportunity to change. I really mean that.