happyhealthyholyhomeYou see a lady eating a doughnut. “She's ruining her insides. She's going to get fat. Doesn’t she know about gluten?!” You see a woman running on the treadmill. “Pfft, waste of time! If only she knew how good weightlifting was for her!” You hear that someone has gone to the doctor and gets a prescription. “Well, SHE obviously doesn’t know what’s good for her health, following a defunct system!” Someone tells you about their epidural during birth or that they had a c-section. “She obviously didn’t do her homework! She hardly even gave birth!” A woman you know chooses to vaccinate her child. “How could she subject her child to that?!” And on and on.
What's happening? You're confusing your healthy lifestyle choices with morality. Something has got to change.
I get it. I've been there. This is something I have been guilty of in the past – looking down on others for not making the same healthy choices at me. This isn’t right or good, and here’s why:
First of all, love thinks no evil. If you want to cultivate a servant’s heart and start really drawing people to Christ, these thoughts need to stop. Secondly, you have no idea what these other people have gone through to get to their decision. Thirdly, you have no right to assign any moral value to any health, wellness, and fitness endeavour and judge people according to your perceived values. The message of Christ is weakened when you bind where He hasn’t bound and judge where you have no right to judge.
Love lets people decide in matters of liberty - whether gluten or gluten free, vaccinations or no vaccinations. “Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? […] Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother” (Romans 14:10, 14) “The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God” (Romans 14:6). Post: https://happyhealthyholyhome.com/2017/02/09/how-crunchy-can-a-christian-be-5-ways-to-tell-if-youve-taken-your-healthy-habit-too-far/
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- kitkataliei absolutely love this. thank you for making this post.
- lydiastubblefieldI am guilty of this at times. Thanks for this post.
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