God spoke to a man of God one day as he was creaming up after bathe. I guess he was applying roll-on deodorant when God told him; “Stop putting too much chemical on your body.” That instruction provided timely counsel for him. He started paying strict attention to his health.
Friend, your body has been given to you as a vehicle to carry your calling and the grace on your spirit (Hebrews 10:5). It takes more than a strong spirit to fulfil destiny; it takes a strong and healthy body (Psalms 105:37). You need to develop physical capacity to fulfil your God-given destiny. This is an often overlooked truth as far as fulfilment of destiny is concerned.
Your spirit is eternal, ageless, limitless and boundless. But the capacity of your spirit can only be fully maximized when your body is strong and healthy. Your body is the Visa that God has given you to participate in life’s activities. Without a body, you are nothing but an illegal occupant on the surface of the earth (Hebrews 10:5).
When your body is abused your purpose and calling will be affected. As you learn to take care of your spirit and mind, you also need to take care of your body. You need to develop physical capacity (1 Timothy 4:8). Your body can either be a vehicle for your spirit or a prison for your spirit. The business of developing physical capacity and wholeness must be done in partnership with God and His Spirit.
One of the dimensions of the operations of the Holy Spirit in our lives is in the Spirit of might (Isaiah 11:1-2, Romans 8:11). While God is committed to keeping us strong, healthy and whole as His children, by covenant, we need to apply scriptural wisdom to stay strong and healthy; it is not only about God, it is also about us.
Developing physical capacity has to do with staying healthy, fit and strong. To stay healthy, we must first understand the provision of God for our health (3 John 1:2). Then, we must leverage this provision by ensuring that we take care of our body. God has done His part to give your health, you must do your part to stay healthy (Jeremiah 30:17, Proverbs 4:20-23).