How do we keep with it? How do we keep with anything that is worth fighting for?
I have had the flu. It has been an especially challenging week. I could not have made it through without the support and love from my husband, who also happened to have the flu. It was the worst kind, they say, the Type A flu. I do not remember ever being in so much pain that even my skin hurt. I wish it on no one.
Laying down most of the week has given me time to think, pray, and seek. The Lord has been ministering to my heart the last few days that I have been recovering.
He keeps saying, “Be careful this does not become about all that you can do, rather than all that I can do. Be careful this does not become more about doing for me, than about seeking Me.”
And this can be anything we endeavor to do for the glory of God, including healthy living.
“Not in your own strength, for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you energizing and creating in you the power and desire, both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.” Phil 2:13 AMP
I leave with you with just a few practical tips that I think can apply for almost every area of your life that you hope to shape and point toward your God-given purpose.
Hold all plans loosely.
Allow yourself a rest day.
Focus on what you should do,
rather what you should not.
Discover what works for
your body and personality.
Keep your why in front of you.
Make space in your life for it.
Allow God to give you strength
for what you are struggling to do.
And, seek God.
This is a continuation of a focus on PURGING: Ridding our lives of all that weigh us down. Read on. . .