Will You be Whole?
by Amy Mendez
When you hear the word health, or the word fitness, what images come to your mind? Most of us
have different images of health. Some of us see a man or a woman in a Nike commercial running
down the road. Others see a person in a gym pushing some iron, and someone else will see a
bodybuilder preparing for a contest.
My idea of health/fitness used to be a lean, muscular physique with a strong
cardiovascular endurance, until God showed me His idea of health. Often, we forget, or we are
just not aware, that the Bible gives us instructions for everything that we will ever need. 1
Timothy 4:8 (KJV) tells us, “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto
all things, having promise of the life that is now, and of that which is to come.”
I remember when I first read that verse. It was about 15 years ago, and I was 25 years old.
I was getting ready to compete in a bodybuilding show, and I just couldn’t believe or understand
what this meant, or maybe I just didn’t want to know what it meant. I was deeply involved in
bodybuilding and it meant everything to me. God really began dealing with me about this
He then led me to the verse in 3 John 2 (KJV), “
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou
mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” The Lord wanted to show me His
idea of health. Although, on the outside I was the perfect image of what most people would call
physically fit, my soul was not healthy. It was extremely unhealthy—my soul was sick.
I then began my journey to becoming healthy on the inside. You see, for a soul to prosper,
it must be whole in all dimensions. The soul is made up of your mind, your will, and your
emotions. It’s who you are and why you do what you do. It’s your personality. It’s where you
make your decisions.
God’s ways are higher than our ways. What we call healthy is just one piece of the puzzle
in God’s eyes. He is calling you into a complete wholeness to increase spirit, soul, and body.
Wholeness is living in such a way that your life is characterized by being physically fit,
nutritionally healthy, emotionally sound, spiritually congruent, socially moral, mentally resilient,
and financially secure.
Wholeness is the opposite of broken. It’s a state of being undamaged and unbroken.
Exercise is not enough to become healthy. You must grab hold of the Word of God and continue
in it so that you may abound, be filled and supplied, with nothing missing and nothing broken.
Godliness is saying “yes” to God and “no” to the world’s way of doing things. Godliness starts
with thinking like Christ—putting on the mind of Christ. When you decide to choose a way
that’s not God’s way, you position yourself for failure.
When you make choices that are from a broken soul, you position yourself for repeated
cycles of failure and cycles of lack mentally, physically, and emotionally. God is calling you up
to a higher level. At Results Unlimited, we can help you take those steps toward the wholeness
God intended for your life. Call us today at 706-625-5330 to find out more.
Amy Mendez is a life coach, mentor, personal trainer, and nutritionist at Results Unlimited in
Calhoun, GA. She combines her years of expertise in nutrition and strength training with her
depth of spiritual understanding to reveal life-transforming messages that empower and inspire.
Find out more about Amy and her business at www.rugym.com.