Conform Or Transform

Conform Or Transform

In terms of improving our health and taking steps in the positive direction, we must all make a choice to conform to current habits or make transformational changes.   This is true for life in general as it takes a concerted effort to make meaningful and sustainable changes.

The Bible in Romans 12:2 states, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” In the context of the Bible this text refers to giving into sinful thoughts and actions that inevitably shape our habits/character.  It all comes down to what we chose to meditate on or consume which determines us to bear productive or destructive fruits in our individual lives.

If we look at society, in particular social media influences, there is a smorgasbord of content at our fingers tips to feed off. Are we consuming the most productive choices that will either give us life or destroy us spiritually, mentally, and physically.  For example, who are our influencers in our personal lives and who do we give authority to control who shapes our thoughts and actions?  The gospel states, “all things are permissible but not all things are beneficial.” 

When I think of wellness, I think of wholeness in body, mind, and spirit.  If all three of these components are not properly aligned with truth you will not be victorious in life.  For me, as a wellness consultant/personal trainer, I never ever want to minimize the importance of prioritizing your spiritual fitness.  Sure, eating a diet consisting of whole foods and cardiovascular/strength training are important but we will never truly reign in life without a true spiritual identity.  For me as a Christian, I chose to follow the words of Jesus, John 10:10, “the thief come only in order to steal and kill and destroy, I come that they may have life, and have it in abundance.”

Are we choosing to consume and meditate on content/media that will bring us true wholeness or defeat? We need to all take inventory of what’s on our plates at the smorgasboard of choices. Do we chose to meditate on negative news propaganda?  Are we selecting high protein, nutrient dense foods or quick on the go-fast foods?   Do we prioritize movement and a spiritual compass in our day to day lives?  All these components need to be front and centre to live a healthier fulfilled life.


I completely agree with both the physical and the spiritual consumption thoughts of yours Dave, it is very important to know what we consume is what we become. Good wisdom thanks . God bless

Joseph Benny

That was a powerful piece of literature 🎶

James Chaney

Well said. The verses you quoted are so true. As I go on this journey of my own to improve my whole body, I have begun to understand the connection between the three pillars as I call them. Body, Mind and Spirituality. Sometimes difficult but stick with it one step, one foot in front of the other. Just keep going.

Very thoughtful, well written and a lot of truth!
John Austen

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