What does it mean to detox? The definition of detox as a noun: a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification; or detox as a verb means: abstain from or rid the body of toxic or unhealthy substances. Noun or verb the meaning is the same. As we go forth on this passage from where we are to the pursuit of a morally excellent lifestyle (Virtuous Living Journey) it is necessary to detox.
What do we have to detox from? The current way we are living our lives. Sometimes it is necessary to take a break from the status quo. Remember you are called to be in the world but not of it. That basically means you ought to be living your life according to Kingdom principles, not societal norms. We can get so accustomed to what is going on around us that we become numb to it; at that point everything becomes acceptable or no big deal.
Detox from having an opinion about everything along with the need to express said opinion. Learn to be still, appreciate silence, not everything requires your commentary. Free yourself from the distraction of your own voice. If you must speak, be sure it is uplifting.
Detox from television and social media. You cloud your brain with all these images and stories; sometimes there is no space for your own thoughts. Use the time you would normally spend watching your favorite reality show to read your bible. Find out what God says about you. Don’t allow television or social media to try and tell you who you are or who you’re supposed to be; only God can define you!
Then there is the food that we eat. Some of it can make us sluggish and lethargic. Some foods can actually make you sick. Not to mention those foods that we can become addicted to… It is good to detox our bodies not for health reasons but for spiritual reasons as well. Food can be a distraction. When you eliminate it as a distraction by some form of fasting, this allows you greater clarity.
What a detox process basically does for the body is that it clears up the accumulated toxins in the body that come from various different sources. The body type of a person also plays a big part in determining how long it will take for the process to actually prove effective. Simply put, every one’s journey will be different based upon how you live your life. It may take some of us longer to rid our system of certain things than others but it can be done. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!
By detoxifying, a person can flush out unwanted toxins from the body and begin the cleansing process. Pick just one thing to detox from, or maybe a few at the same time. Use the time to pray, meditate, and read God’s Word. If you do this for at least 31 days you will notice a marked difference in how you function on a daily basis. You will feel better physically as well as spiritually. Try it!
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