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When we think of the concept of authority, we often draw out the words, “delegation, power, command, control, or jurisdiction.”

We readily understand this concept in regard to family (parents authority over children) and employment (bosses authority over subordinates). Sometimes this authority must be strongly enforced with the verbal cues but always must be exemplary in nature.

We also understand regarding authority that ‘where the head goes, the body will follow.’

Translated: if the head of the family is strong and exemplary, the family has the best opportunity to be strong, or, if the head of the organization is strong and exemplary, the organization has the best chance to be strong.

Have you ever thought about your authority over your body?

I know this subject may be a bit deep. Just stay with me. Who is in charge – the head or the body? Oftentimes, we let the body run the show. As it suffers, the head follows.

Case in point – the body is allowed to get run down by poor nutrition and lifestyle choices and the head follows with depressive thoughts.

The mouth then utters statements like, “I am so out of shape. I need to get a hold of this now. I am miserable.” I am sure you see how that works. It is a circular wheel of despair.  We can do better!

The body is not designed to control the head.

How about taking ‘authority’ over the body? Can that be done?

Our words are more than powerful, they are prophetic in nature. You must begin to speak positive thoughts and insights.

Statements like, “I can do this. I am submitted to the proper experts to help me. I am not designed to live with poor nutrition. My body deserves my best.”

These statements, in turn, will begin to shape your thoughts in your head. These thoughts, if spoken enough, will begin to permeate your heart. Your body will begin to listen.

The body is not designed to control the head. It is the other way around.

That being said, this shift will not be easy. Here are a couple of things to do in order to take your rightful authority.

3 Ways to Conquer Your Demanding Body

  1. Find experts in the area of head, heart, and soul. These can include a doctor, counselor, wellness expert, or pastor. Submit yourself to their direction. Caution: Make sure they practice what they preach. As I have said before, an ‘expert’ has no authority to lead someone to a place they have never been.
  2. Get a positive book or devotional and devote yourself to daily reading to enhance your mind.
  3. Surround yourself with people that will lift you up as opposed to tearing you down. Found out what drives these ‘encouragers’ and let their passion rub off on you. Note: this may require spending less time with others’ drama, which is always a good thing.

Today is the day, and now is the time to take your rightful authority. Your journey has begun and will not be easy. The battle is worth it.

At the end of the day and the journey, your reward (and health) will be great.