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The Reset Button

Also known as Detoxification:: The process of removing harmful substances or poison; freeing a body of toxic substances.
Ladies, I’ve found that detox is an important part of our maintenance, and actually that we can detox each part of our three-part being individually. Detox – in any form – is like a “reset” button to help get things back into proper balance.
Physical detox is probably the most common. Cutting out junk food and harmful substances, eating clean, and taking supplements naturally detoxifies the body.  We could detox through a Daniel Fast or a juice fast, or another form of detox, and the end result is to rid our body of toxins and get things back into proper balance.
Here are some benefits of a physical detox:
-Provides more energy
-Rids body of excess waste
-Helps with weight loss
-Strengthens immune system
-Clears skin
-Freshens breath
-Promotes healthy changes
-Produces clearer thinking
-Healthier hair
-Lighter feeling
-Anti-aging benefits
(For more information on these benefits, check out the article here.)
One physical detox that I’ve done (and had GREAT results with!) is Dr. Colbert’s Twenty-One Day Detox. It’s basically a Daniel Fast (only fruits, veggies and nuts/seeds). You cut out sugar, caffeine/alcohol, meat, grains, dairy, and other inflammatory foods in exchange for living foods, water and supplements.
Mental detox, on the other hand, would involve a reset of the mind, will and emotions – what Romans 12:2 calls a “renewing of the mind” – ridding toxic thoughts from our minds and retraining our thoughts. This is the intentional process of recognizing negative thought patterns and replacing toxic thoughts with the Word of God.
The idea of mental detox reminds me of the scripture that says we “cast down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…” {2 Corinthians‬ ‭10‬:‭5‬ NKJV} Cognitive Neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf has a 21-day Thought Detox on her website and tons of articles and videos about healthy vs. toxic thoughts.
Some benefits of a mental detox:
-Healthier self-image and greater confidence
-Wisdom for decision-making
-More control over emotions (especially combatting negative emotions)
-Peace of mind
-Improved attitude – more joy
Lastly, spiritual detox is cutting out the influence of the world and replacing it with the pure water of the Word of God (Ephesians 5:26). You can do this through a fast of social media, certain kinds of music or TV, but it all starts by just running to the Lord and surrendering yourself (again or for the first time) to Him completely.
I just experienced a week-long spiritual detox at the Southwest Believer’s Convention this past week. 10,000 Christians got together at the Fort Worth Convention Center for six consecutive days of the Word. I took off work, cut out distractions, and just received teaching at the conference, which had five speakers each day, all preaching faith and grace. It was so refreshing for my spirit and truly pressed a “reset” button for me spiritually.
Spiritual detox has so many benefits, including:
-Flushing out fear (Perfect love casts out fear – 1 John 4:18)
-More accuracy in hearing the Holy Spirit’s leading more clearly (The Word is one of the main ways God speaks to us and can give us instruction, correction and training – 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
-Bolstering faith with a mass influx of the Word (Faith comes by hearing the Word – Romans 10:17)
If you need a reset on any part of your life, there is no time like the present to do so! Be encouraged sisters, that where you are is not where you have to stay forever. You can make a change. You can press “reset” on your physical, mental and spiritual health!
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