The past few months have been a roller-coaster of events, activity, and travel, mingled with bouts of a bug that left me upside down, just hanging on for dear life.
Ever felt that way? Like someone hit the fast forward button on your life and the best you can do is hold on?
At my nephew’s baseball game, his girlfriend – a nurse with a stethoscope in her car – listened to my lungs. She muttered some scary words. Insisted I go to the doctor soon.
Turns out I’m not dying. At least not any faster than any other reasonably healthy 50 year old woman I know. But I am now taking a bunch of things 4 times a day to help me get over the allergies I never knew I had and the infection that resulted from waiting for it to pass.
There you have it. Every single thing we take into our bodies, by eat or drink or breath, brings life or death into our flesh. I confess. I have not been choosing wisely. I like too many things that don’t apparently like me.
My choices have left me beneath my bounty of blessings, rather than happily on top of them. Yet another wake-up call to put my health on the top of the priority list.
How about you? This is a season of abundant opportunity. Many ripe seeds just waiting for the harvest. We must choose well. Choose life. That we may have the vitality to live our gifts well.
Jesus heard about it and spoke up, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I’m here inviting outsiders, not insiders—an invitation to a changed life, changed inside and out.” ~ Luke 5:31 MSG
QUESTION: How can you begin making different choices, making your health a priority today, so that you can stop feeling like you’re just hanging on for dear life? Please share in the Comments.