You are what you eat.

August 30, 2011 — Leave a comment

Genesis 25:29And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

Genesis 25:30And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

 

Edom literally means ‘red’. Esau was called Edom because he ate the red pottage Jacob had stirred up. This soup wasn’t a witch’s brew, but this brew did bewitch him. Esau became what he ate.

The things that we are digesting today are developing us into the people we are ultimately going to become tomorrow. Our appetites affect our altitude.

Your diet affects your destiny.

If you are hoping to lose weight, working out isn’t enough; you must change your eating habits. Eat for performance and not for pleasure. You must evaluate your eating patterns also. Don’t eat late at night. Avoid stress binging and social nibbling.

Your children’s minds are ever developing. They are consuming content at a very rapid pace. Make sure their brains aren’t overloaded with various media offerings or Internet ramblings.

The greatest advice I received when I was emerging as a preacher was to read like my ministry depended upon on it: for indeed it did. Devouring books, and taking notes on the information gathered, has been a key element in my maturing process.

This translates well on any level of leadership: what are you learning today which will lend a helping hand in the attainment of your goals and vision?