When You’re Not Healthy


Running back Marcus Lattimore said a mouthful when he said, “Adversity introduces a man to himself.” Yep, when you reach a place you’ve never been before you quickly realize your humanity. Sure, you can try to ignore it, but your present condition will keep confronting you with the truth. You may think your invincible, but one major unhealthy season will prove otherwise. And if you don’t make the necessary changes to deal with your health issues things will only move from bad to worse.

It’s taken me nearly twenty nine months to fully realize my condition. I’ve tried to work harder to no avail. I’ve tried to just ignore the pain, but that’s proven impossible. I’ve tried to pray more than ever before. And, while prayer does change things my present health condition still demands that I change some things.

For the longest time the only changes being made were forced. For example, if you literally can’t get out of bed you can’t go anywhere. For over 2 years I’ve been limited just because of my many limitations. But, now I’m having to be proactive in making changes that are critical if I plan to do anything. I’ve got to make rest a huge daily priority. I’ve got to apply any healthy habits I can into my everyday life. I’ve got to say goodbye to what I used to be able to do and embrace my present reality. I’ve got to say a strong no to things I just can’t handle presently. I’ve got to say a strong yes to that which could contribute to a brighter tomorrow. When you aren’t healthy you must determine what needs to go and what needs to stay if you hope to be the healthiest you possible.

“You say, “I am allowed to do anything”–but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”–but not everything is beneficial.”
1 Corinthians 10:23

Jesus said, “Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one.”
Matthew 5:37

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