My birthday month is here and I can't convey into words how much I am looking forward to celebrating another bornday in good health in my soul and body. I am sure that I am not the only one that seeks to look and feel your best each year you are graced to be on this side heaven. And I am especially looking forward to being in good health this year as after my birthday in 2016 I was hit with some health challenges. These challenges I had faced before. I had dropped 40 pounds by my 40th year of life in 2014 and I thought that I had managed my lifestyle in a way that these issues were behind me. But 2016 was like none I had ever experienced.
The past year I had been under a greater amount of stress due to attacks in the ministry, maintaining my personal life as well as, school and operating and growing our business. I have never done all these things at once. All of this eventually became a doorway to manifest this infirmity. I made a choice to seek healing holistically and spiritually; surgery is not an option. One area that I know has brought on this health issue is stress. My body has always reacted adversely to emotional stress but I thought I was managing it okay. So as I sought the Lord as to how to bring healing, the Spirit has revealed to me thru research, that I had to set some goals if I wanted to be prosper and be in good health as I pursued destiny.
I know all to well we get bogged down in the stress and survival of life that we do not feed or take care of spiritual (wo)man, physical (wo)man and soul (wo)man. If we are to be victorious in this life these areas must be fed, whole full balanced meals. The Bible says in 3 John 2:1 says: “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your souls prospers." We often times take life for granted and don't honor the grace of good health as the blessing it is; something to be cherished and honored. But as I sit here a year later after listening to my Creator for the strategy of good health and I am seeing my spirit and health prosper again. But it didn't come without setting lofty goals and committing to them with every ounce of my time, talent, and treasures. I had to learn and implement practical ways to release the toxins and emotions of stress, as stress is seriously a part of life if you are a productive and ambitious person. The key is managing it. The challenge in my health called for me to level up, that means giving up many things I enjoy and dedicating more time to things I don't like. And I have made goals to get back to me and that means doing whats necessary to achieve these goals.
We often times take life for granted and don't honor the grace of good health as the blessing it is; something to be cherished and honored. I implore upon each of you to set goals to honor your vessels. Be kind to it, appreciate it by being mindful the foods that you put into it -- making sure that your putting good things into your body, not overextending yourself without getting the proper rest and being active. Listening to the signs that your body gives you and being proactive. Don't fall into the mindset that these things don't matter, they do. Because sometimes when you do all these things, your body may still fail but you will give yourself a fighting chance, because you are in optimal condition to fight and win against the attack. I am a living witness.
So please stay on track with the goals you set for your health and if you aren't on track, set some goals and get on track. We get only one body and one life if you don't take care of it, where else will you live?
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