We are continuing our journey to building a stronger body over the next 7 weeks. If you missed anything, you can find links at the bottom of this post. Week one is all about getting motivated to get strong because all the knowledge in the world won’t help you if you aren’t motivated enough to get out there and actually do it![tweetthis hidden_hashtags=”#stronger”]Get motivated to get strong! Need help? Join us![/tweetthis]
In the previous post, I mentioned several ways a stronger body benefits you. Today, I’m going to remind you that a stronger you is also better for everyone around you, especially the ones you care about most.
It’s not all about you!
If you were the only person on the planet who benefitted from your stronger body, that would be enough. But as with everything important in life—it’s not all about you. You aren’t the only one who needs you to build a stronger body.
You owe it to people who love and care about you and to the ones who depend on you. They want you around them as long as possible, vibrant and full of life and the capacity to love and to serve.
Our families depend on us and we are not as indestructible as we wish we were or they may think we are. We have to take care of ourselves so that we are able to take care of them.
Truthfully, a weak and neglected body makes it that much harder to serve your family, be an engaged friend or minister to your community. It’s difficult to shine the light of Christ into the lives of the precious people around you when you feel miserable in some way. You will be a better wife, a better mom, and a better friend if you take the time and make the effort to care for yourself.
Possessing needs you must attend to does not make you weak. It makes you human. Not ensuring your needs are met is what makes you weak.[tweetthis]Having needs does not make you weak. Not ensuring your needs are met is what makes you weak.[/tweetthis]
Only God is complete and self-sufficient. The rest of us need God and each other and some sleep for goodness sake!
You are loved, cherished, needed, and appreciated–even when you feel like none of the above. Those amazing people in your life you care about so much deserve to have a mother, sister, friend, wife, and mother who takes good care of herself.[tweetthis hidden_hashtags=”#stronger”]You are loved, cherished, needed, and appreciated so take good care of yourself![/tweetthis]
In the next post we will look at how caring for our bodies well is honoring to the God who made us in the first place.
Click the image below to find the links to all the posts in this series.
Who is depending on you to take care of yourself?
If you won’t build a stronger body for yourself, will you do it for them?
They need you!
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Elizabeth is a military spouse, veteran, and mother of eight. Above and beyond caring for her family, her mission is to offer words that sustain weary moms and to empower and equip them to live and parent with purpose.