If you’re trying to trim down and build a leaner and more muscular physique, you have to be mindful of what you’re putting into your body.
Imagine you’re at a fast food restaurant and you’re getting ready to order what you believe to be a more healthy alternative to the “gut-bomb” that you would’ve otherwise gravitated to. But before you place your order, you do a quick inspection of the calories represented by the “healthier” option you’re getting ready to eat by looking it up online. To your surprise and dismay, you find out that a “small” order of fries is 320 calories all by itself. In other words, with this one meal you’re getting ready to purchase, you’re downing almost half of the calories you’ve allotted for yourself that day.
“Validation” requires more than just a quality “presentation.” You have to pop the hood on what you’re getting ready to consume, especially if it could lead to a bad habit that you’re not even aware of.
The same thing applies to the way you process yourself and the world around you.
Paul says, in 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22:
Test everything. Hold on to what is good. Avoid every kind of evil. (1 Thess 5:21-22)
Convictions can be easily influenced with bad personal experiences and incomplete information. Just like holding that small order of fries up to the light of a reputable calorie counter, you want to hold up whatever it is that you’re considering to the Light of Truth and and remember that the bottom line is not defined by the way in which some of the facts are being manipulated, rather it’s how ALL the facts are being evaluated.
Test everything because…
…”you are what you eat.”