For years, when it came to exercise and eating, I confused desires of the flesh with what I’ve now come to believe being a good steward of my body actually means. Specifically, a desire to be thin + fit and, therefore, viewed highly by others (doctors, friends, family, strangers) confused with being in pursuit of a level of health that actually connects me to God.

The worldly definition (at the moment) of being a good steward of our body has been watered down by our thinness/wellness obsessed world to (in my experience): you need to be in pursuit of thinness and talk poorly about carbs/simple sugars. Separating what being a good steward of your body means from unrealistic (and, I’d say, harmful) health goals our culture encourages is something worth pondering on.

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