This blog post series has focused on health. You may already realize the importance of health so you can have the energy and drive to get things done each day. But I hope you’ve realized throughout our time together that health is so much more than this.
True health is about more than looking good, being envied by others, and fitting into workout tights. It’s about bringing your body, mind, and spirit to the place where you can live out your calling.
When we aren’t living in true health, our calling suffers. We lack the motivation and energy to go where we’re called to go and help those we’re called to help. Remember, your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19, NIV). One of the Holy Spirit’s roles is to speak to us of God’s will in our lives.
This means that in order for the Holy Spirit to accomplish his work through you, your temple needs to be open for business. A temple that is sluggish from a donut overdose or Netflix binge last night is less likely to be open for business today.
One of the things I like to say about true health is that it is both for and with God. It is for God because true health gives us the power to join Him in kingdom work. And it is with Him because the Holy Spirit is right there with us, helping us along the way. He is both our motivation and our route to get there.
One sign that we’re on the right track when it comes to our health is the development of the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives. When we’re open to His work in our lives, we will experience a change in our character that shows love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23, ESV).
I didn’t notice until the last couple of years that the fruit of the spirit is singular. The fruit of the spirit is not the “fruits” of the spirit. This means that all of the spiritual attributes listed above develop in us at the same time, as part of the same fruit. When you can see these attributes increasing in your life, you’re on the right track to living out your healthiest life.
Another way to check in with yourself on where you are with your true health is considering where you spend your time and your money. We spend the majority of our time and money on the things that are most important to us. What do your debit card and calendar say about your priorities? Are you focused on your calling or are you focused on sports, food, and dressing to impress?
These questions aren’t meant to discourage you, but to help you consider where you may want to make adjustments for your best health…mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
I hope this blog post series has encouraged you to consider the current state of your health and how you can grow in your true health. Getting started is the hardest part. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. I have a free resource you can use to get started right away on your journey to true health. Simply click here to join my free 7-day Health Jumpstart. As you go through these seven days, continue to check in with your body and make adjustments where needed. Remember, your health is your own and no plan will exactly match what your body needs.
I’ve enjoyed sharing tips on health with you. I love supporting others in flourishing in life instead of floundering. We only have this one life. My hope for you is that you find the health freedom and joy to be all you are created to be.
Here’s to your true health!
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