As I got home from the office that day, I signalled my daughter to help bring something light from the fridge to eat and rest. She asked me; “Daddy, should I bring cake or fruits?” I was tempted to ask for cake, but I immediately said to bring fruits. Then I realised how I had learnt to feed right.

Friend, you need to feed right. In life, food is a big deal (1 Corinthians 6:12-13). While some people suffer starvation, others suffer malnutrition. There are some whose problems are not starvation or malnutrition. It is simply wrong feeding. You are what you eat. Your feeding determines your fitness, and your fitness determines your fulfilment (1 Kings 19:7-8).

To be fit, you need to feed right and exercise well (1 Timothy 4:8, Hebrews 5:14). Feeding right is not about eating much. It is about eating the right food. Exercising well is not about hitting the gym once in a while but making exercise a daily practice. It is not in the volume of time spent but in the consistency (Ephesians 6:18). Are you feeding right and exercising well?

Fitness is non-negotiable as far as fulfilling desitny is concerned (1 Corinthians 9:24-27). A lot of time, people have much grace in their spirit and destiny than their body can get out. Beyond having a great destiny, you need to be fit for it. This was the difference between Joseph and Samson. Joseph lasted in life and destiny because he took care of his fitness. Samson kept breaking his consecration until he was broken in life and destiny (Genesis 39:9, Judges 14:5-9).

Overcoming the temptation to indulge your flesh is one challenge we all have got to face daily (1 Corinthians 6:12-13). If you allow your flesh to feed on what appeals to it every now and then, you are not going to be fit. A mature person is one who is able to rule his flesh. He is one who tells the flesh what to do and does not follow the leading of the flesh (1 Corinthians 9:27). Remember, the first Adam lost it on the altar of food, the last Adam said No to the same temptation (Genesis 3:6, Luke 4:1-4). What would you do?

The strategy in Babylon was to control the feeding of the Hebrew boys. But Daniel purposed in his heart not to defile himself (Daniel 1:8). Don’t tell me you are purpose-driven if you just eat anything and anyhow. You cannot be hopping from one social media post to another and claim to be building a great destiny. Eagles take care of their feed. They don’t eat anyhow (Matthew 24:28). What about you?

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
_Akure, Nigeria_