Meet Charlotte Mbwala — one of the hardest working girls I’ve ever met! Her growing faith and love for people are just a few her traits I admire. And I’m so thankful she’s on the Body Truth Board! She shares her recent experience with us here.

God has been teaching me to be a good steward of the body He has given me. In this season of COVID-19, I caught myself not taking care of my body in a kind way.

To be honest, I was mistreating my God given body.

Additionally, because I was not taking care of my body, my mental space started degrading. It wasn’t good, and I knew I needed to seek God for help.

God taught me and is continuing to teach me that true health is not about looking good on the outside (1 Samuel 16:7), but treating our bodies with the respect and care they deserve.

A verse that keeps running through my mind is 1 Corinthians 6:19.  Paul reminds us the Holy Spirit dwells in us, therefore, we are to honor God with our bodies as they “are not [our] own”.

Knowing that has been helping me be a good steward towards my body since it is a gift — created by God.