You there scrolling through endless lists of skincare and weight loss supplies. Yes, you!
I’m sure you’ve probably gotten tired of changing from one skincare product and routine to another, living from one diet plan to another. Just the thought of it tires me out too.
Can you keep a secret?
Well, it is probably an open secret but this age-long formula is still not known by many.
Everything we try to do with regards to taking care of our body and skin is usually in order for us not to ‘look old’ quickly. I recently discovered an age-long principle for this which our fathers of old have used and even which I unintentionally have been using. This was explained to me by my mum (spiritual).
Over the past year, I have shed a lot of excess weight. A lot of people see me and probably wonder what I am doing only for me to tell them I am unconsciously shedding weight. My skin also has been cooperating with me and most times, I no longer look twice my age like I did long ago.
Wonder why? Well follow me.
As a lady who is born of God, you should know already that the principle which I am about to tell you was birthed by God. It is usually used by his servants and this is why when you see them, they usually look young and agile even at old age.
I mean, look at Kirk Franklin about to be a grandpa and still jumping on stage being romantic with his wife!
Look at my mum (spiritual) at the age of 40 with three kids, a beautiful family, going around doing ministry, having a successful career and impacting lives around the world.
There are so many more. Take a look at T.D Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Stormie Omartian, Pastor Adeboye.
Do you get kinda jealous when you see this ones doing what they are able to do at such a matured age yet looking so young and agile?
You see, the secret most Christians have not learnt is Soul winning. If I may ask, since you gave your life to Christ, how many people have you reached out to about Christ?
If you notice, a major thing these people have in common is that they are soul winners and also soul developers. This alone is a major anti aging strategy. You can’t get old fast when you are busy winning souls and developing them.
The problem with most Christians is that we are Lazy and Distracted. Lazy to go out there and talk to people about Christ. Distracted from doing it by the things the world has to offer.
Soul winning is actually a good kind of ‘stress’. It’s the kind of ‘stress’ your body needs. Stop stressing yourself out with the wrong things, e.g worry, depression, peer pressure, toxic relationships, and so many others.
Examine yourself. When last did you go out of your way to help someone? When last did you teach someone? When last did you encourage someone?
Just take a look at what the Bible says.
12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; 13 planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green. (Psalm 92: 12-14)
Just look at Moses. He was a leader of God’s people. 7 Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone. (Deuteronomy 34:7).
Go out there and do not worry about aging. If you are doing the right thing, the Lord will preserve you. I personally can’t waste my money on skincare shenanigans or weight loss schemes because I already know what to do and it has been working for me
I encourage you reading this post now. If you have given your life to Christ, share the good news abroad, grow in him and also help others grow in him too.
If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?
There are a whole lot of benefits you can get just from making that simple decision to give your life to Christ and I’ll be showing us even more as the day approaches.
This is a challenge for us all. Before the week runs out, go out and reach out to someone. You may be the answer to someone’s silent prayer.
Till next week on Thursday’s with teffan. Love from teffan 😉