Why I’m Not Writing As Much
Just thought I would jump on here and share a few words of encouragement. I do pray for each of you often as I know many reading this struggle greatly. However, I’ve had to apply to myself something I’ve preached to others for years. That is you must tend to your own health before you try to help anyone else.
Now, that doesn’t mean God can’t use you in the midst of your greatest struggles. However, you do have to position yourself to stay as healthy as possible. Whatever it is you know you must and can do to protect yourself. God wants you to be physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually healthy. God wants you to take care of yourself so you can be around to care for others.
For me personally, I have to guard myself before my day ever begins. Before I even wake up there are many wanting and needing my help. However, I can’t help the world long if my health falls completely apart. So, I now seek to use my time, energy and opportunities wisely. Sometimes that means others hear a lot less from me. Just know that my silence is often associated with my striving to practice what I do often preach.
“Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” 1 Timothy 4:16