What you say about yourself and your food could have a big impact on your success with your health. We know that words are powerful… you can tear someone down or lift them up based on what you say to them. What we say about ourselves and others really matters. When we were kids we would say “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” Unfortunately, that’s not true. Words spoken against us can hurt us and we believe our own words more than anyone else’s. It really matters what we say.
Make it a habit to only say good things about yourself and about your meals and eating habits. If you always do what you’ve always done you’ll always be what you’ve always been. Part of what you “do” is what you “say”.
Charles Capps talks a lot about what we say. He suggests an appropriate confession taken from Romans 12:1 and 1Corinthains 6:19 that Ed and I say before our meals. It goes like this:
“I don’t desire to eat so much that I become overweight. I present my body to God; my body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which dwells in me. I am not my own, I am bought with a price therefore, in the name of Jesus I refuse to overeat. Body, settle down in the name of Jesus and conform to the Word of God. I mortify the desires of this body and command it to come in line with the Word of God.”
“Choosing well” means choosing the right foods and also choosing the right words: (“If a food is good for me I like it”). Listen to what you say and remember how valuable you are and how precious your health is.