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Breaking Up with Wendy

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.  1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.No matter how strong any relationship may be, it is susceptible to a break up.

The origin of the relationship could be family, gal pal, longstanding friendship, or romance. For me, it was a favorite food addiction at Wendy’s, the fast food chain. During a multiple-year period, I left work most evenings to roll up to the drive-thru window for my favorite dinner meal: a single cheeseburger combo and large Coke.

The struggle to maintain a healthy weight has been a lifelong battle. I grew up eating hamburgers and French fries and didn’t realize there was an age cut-off point for routine fast food consumption. I prayed about it constantly. I read good, spiritual-based books like The Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin. But nothing gave me the discipline I needed to break up with Wendy.

The Bible clearly identifies our bodies as temples of God that were made as a gift in the image of God. And if we truly love God, we should take care of this temple. Scriptural passages teach that food serves as nutrition for the body, and anything in excess is like any other sin. The Scriptures also suggest that long life comes to those who treat others well, including how well we treat ourselves.

Three years ago, the break up with Wendy finally occurred. I lost thirty seven pounds. It wasn’t the fast food alone that forced my efforts for positive results. It was cholesterol numbers that I couldn’t deny, unexplained lower leg pain, and elevated glucose levels. These undesired metrics set me on a new course of eating fresh fruits and vegetables, designating smaller meal portions and sodium control, and exercising daily—if only for fifteen minutes.

Without Wendy, I learned how to live a healthier life, trust God at a higher level, and recognize that I am not my own.

Break every habit that keeps you from being your best for Christ.

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Billie Langston

Billie Joy Langston is a Christian Hospitality Specialist and freelance writer of positive living and inspirational literature. She conducts hospitality ministry workshops for churches and faith based organizations. She is a trained journalist who enjoys sharing her knowledge of the written word. Email her at bjoyful4hymn@gmail.com. 


  1. I can't remember the song, but I remember the verse, "they say that breaking up is hard to do".Hard but in some cases, very necessary. Here's another issue of topic (Living healthier lives), that all church bodies should be addressing but only a few are.