synonyms: damage, destroy, undermine, weaken, counteract,
disable, cripple, subvert, incapacitate
"the termination of something by causing so
much damage to it that it cannot be
repaired or no longer exists;
willfully injuring or destroying
Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own, 1 Corinthians 6
There are many areas of our lives that we might apply
this word, sabotaged, to. Here, i just want to apply it to our bodies....
this is where the word sabotage and
this verse hits hard with me.
i can't change my heredity, but i can change my bad habits.
i can either sabotage my body by what i put in it,
not exercising, ignoring signs and symptoms,
just plain ole not living a healthy lifestyle.
Thereby, "sabotaging" the one fearfully and wonderfully"
made body that our heavenly Father has given me.
Not two bodies just in case we mess up with the first one.
Just one. This is it.
(until we go to be with Jesus of course.
But that's another story)
we take care of it. or suffer the consequences
of not taking care of it.
if we are doing something harmful because
'it calms me down and helps me cope and makes me happy"
that's a bit of an oxymoron, don't you think?
"it won't happen to me" is the
poster slogan for how we sabotage our bodies.
a lot of the time, we can reverse the damage
sometimes we can't
i don't want that to be me
i don't want to be the 'saboteur' of my own body
the temple God has seen fit to give me
so i can be all He wants me to be
the antonyms of sabotage?
build, create, improve, repair restore, help, enable,
hmmm, what word describes your treatment of your
one body? your temple, your gift