Friend, I see you.
I see you struggling to keep up with the pace of life you feel you are expected to maintain. I see you neglecting yourself for the sake of your job, your kids, your degree…
And while all of these things are oh so noble, we have to pause and examine the cost of “doing it all”.
I have been there. And I’m still climbing my way out of that valley. Let me tell you, as someone who has been through a dark, dark time, it is much easier to preempt a nervous breakdown than to have to recover from one.
We, who choose to follow Christ, simply cannot look like the world. And guess what? Even the world has taken note of what doesn’t work and is beginning to take better care of themselves (but for what reasons?). If we fail to do so ourselves, as Christians, then who will God use to further his kingdom? Who will be available and well enough to spread the gospel?
We MUST care for ourselves. Not to the point of laziness or gluttony, but to be strong for his purposes.
Our bodies are His temple. The Holy Spirit lives IN us right now! If we are too worn thin and weak to be the light that shines his love, then what?
It’s been said that we are God’s plan A and there is no plan B. And yet we’re not being wise stewards of God’s plan A!! We eat what we want, drink what we want, watch what we want, listen to what we want, give God the scraps of our time leftover after everything else in our lives, and then “wonder” why in the world we don’t feel well, are getting disease after disease, and God feels distant!
Y’all it’s time for a wake up call for all of us. It’s time to get up, get smart about what we’re doing to our bodies, minds, and spirits day in and day out, and make some changes so that we can live out the mission God has called us to!
So let’s do just that!
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