Dear Mr or Mrs Not Okay
I’m in a season where God is rearranging my life. It’s obvious I can’t go back to living life as I once thought was normal. I’m now on a new journey towards true health. I’m aiming to be the healthiest I can be physically, emotionally, mentally, relationally, and spiritually. I realize there is no perfect blueprint and I will never arrive to perfection this side of Heaven.
We all know life can so quickly get off course. One moment you’re on the highest mountain. The next finds you in the lowest of valleys. Yes, I understand part of that is the earthly nature of this life. Another part of that is so many of us keep following a world that is headed for burnout, disappointment, and disaster. Part of it is us thinking we can simply hit the cruise control button. When in reality life is about dealing with real things in real time.
So, I’ve made up my mind that I’m going to keep taking the next best step in front of me. Weekly at the bare minimum I will evaluate my life’s direction and overall health. Daily, I will do what’s necessary to be the healthiest me possible. I will live in a proactive fashion that doesn’t make me such an easy target for the devil. Sure, it’s okay to say that you’re not okay. But, I’m not just striving to be an okay man, husband, father, or pastor. I plan to thrive in every way possible.
If that means greater discipline bring it on. If that means more times with just God and my Bible sign me up. If that means saying 99 no’s to ever 1 yes that’s exactly what I will do. If that means learning how to live totally opposite of how I’ve always lived. I am willing and ready to do whatever is best in the long haul. Instead of what seems right through my blurred perspective in the moment. Don’t just talk about the need for change. Start making the necessary God led changes. Then, watch as God changes you for the better and increases your overall quality of life.
Someone who has already tried doing things His way and didn’t like it one bit. So, it’s time to give God the full reigns and look forward with great expectations!
“Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3
“There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.” Proverbs 14:12