Making lifestyle changes to improve one’s health can be challenging. Understanding that a person can have a biochemical addiction to wheat and sugar helps a person make necessary modifications (see the previous article “This Common Stronghold Is Why You Keep Getting So Sick“). Also, there may be a spiritual component—that these products may be a stronghold we turn to instead of God. In the “Five Steps to Freedom from Addiction” article, we examined a detailed five-step spiritual plan for resisting the temptation to help break the cycle of addiction. Today we will review the importance of a support system.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 tells us, “And if someone might overpower another by himself, two together can withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Obtaining a support system helps a person make the transition to improve their health. Therefore, you should ask someone to be your accountability and prayer partner.
Bringing our struggles out of the closet and sharing them with someone we trust is valuable. We can call a prayer partner when temptation arises. It is helpful when a friend speaks the truth in love. Prayers are powerful, especially from someone who understands us for who we truly are. Having someone pray for us during challenges is essential for spiritual victory.
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A vital component of making a lifestyle change is tapping into God’s power through reciting Scripture. God’s Word offers guidance in every area of life, including health. Use the sword of the spirit as a weapon when a negative food habit is triggered. Write down a Bible verse that opposes a food issue. Speak the verse with authority, believing in its power. The spoken Word of God defeats the enemy. Unsheathe the sword of the Spirit and slash the enemy when tempted. Hiding God’s Word in your heart is vital to spiritual success on this journey to change.
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