Total Life Wellness Part 1

We all want to have a totally satisfying life. Today, I’m going to talk about total life, Body, mind, and spirit. How do we achieve that goal? The word of God tells us in John 10:10- The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy. My purpose is the give them a rich and satisfying life. John 3:12 says, Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in good health, even as your soul prospers.

For the next few weeks, I would like to talk about how to have total life, body, mind, and spirit. This week, I will discuss total life in our body, next week, the mind, and the following week, the spirit.

For us to have total life in our bodies, we must exercise discipline. This is why God calls us disciples. We are to be of the mindset that we are students on a daily journey to learn and apply biblical truth to our lives. Total life today is not a destination. It is a daily journey of self-discovery, sacrifice, and discipline.

1 Corinthians 6:19 says Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God, you are not your own.

Our bodies are on loan to us from God. Everything we do to our bodies whether good or bad is a direct reflection of how we feel about God. If we want to honor God, we should honor the bodies, he gave us as gifts. Many times, our health issues stem from lifestyle issues and not genetics. There are many instances when people are very ill, through no fault of their own. Those are not the people I’m referring to. I’m referring to people who abuse their bodies with unhealthy choices on a daily basis. My mom has high blood pressure, and my dad was a diabetic. I’m predisposed genetically to having high blood pressure and diabetes. Each choice I make about my body will impact me either positively or negatively. I choose life. I want to have a long life. I want to have a long healthy life.

The number one killer of women is heart disease. Why? Because we as women are nurturers by nature. We care for everyone except ourselves. We care for parents, children, spouses, and other family members and even friends. We are always so busy with others, we are neglecting ourselves. We work, cook, clean, do laundry, take care of the family, etc. The list never ends. When do we make the time to care for us? We think we don’t have time, but we really do. It’s totally OK to be selfish with your time to take care of yourself. We have to realize something very important.

We master time, time doesn’t master us. What I mean by that is, we decide what we do with the time we have. If we are blessed to wake up each day, we are given 24 hours in that day. What we do with that 24 hours, is up to us. I get up at 4:50 A.M. every day to go to the gym to work out. It’s really difficult to do, but time doesn’t  master me, I master time. I choose each day, to make my health a priority. I take time for me on a consistent basis because that allows me to be the best I can be for everyone else.

Don’t let time master you. You can have total life in your body by caring for yourself, eating healthy, exercising, and getting sufficient rest. Don’t put off tomorrow, what You can do today.
Live your total life today!

On A Positive Note,

Shoner