Posted on May 20th, 2023
My journey towards health began when I was diagnosed with a chronic illness at the young age of 21. This news plunged me into a state of deep grief and disbelief. I couldn't understand why this was happening to me, especially after dedicating my life to serving God since I was just a child. I had been involved in various ministries, from music to preaching, and had even embarked on a mission to further my education in a new place. But then, I was hit with the news of an "incurable" illness, and my world came crashing down.
In the beginning, I found myself torn between my faith and the reality of my health. I clung to the concept of divine healing and neglected to take my health seriously. I convinced myself that if I just relied on my faith and ignored the facts, I would overcome this illness. I skipped medication, brushed aside symptoms, and constantly reminded God of all the things I had done for Him since the tender age of 13. Looking back, it seems laughable and foolish, but in those moments, faith clouded my judgment.
As the years went by, the consequences of my actions became evident. The compounded grief I had inherited at age 24 only added to the burden I was already carrying. I realized that I needed to take a step back, reassess my approach, and truly understand the importance of prioritizing my health. It was time for me to find a balance between my faith and reality, and to accept that both played crucial roles in my journey towards healing. "Its the natural plus the supernatural that make and explosive force" Kenneth Hagin Sr.
With the help of supportive friends and family, I began to structure my healing journey. I acknowledged the need for medical guidance, and with renewed determination, I embraced the treatments and medications that were available to me. I started listening to my body, becoming more aware of its needs, and seeking professional help whenever necessary. Through therapy and counseling, I also addressed the emotional toll that my illness had taken on me, allowing myself to grieve and process the challenges I faced.
Along the way, I discovered the power of self-care. I realized that taking care of myself physically, mentally, and emotionally was not a betrayal of my faith, but rather a necessary part of my healing process. I learned to set boundaries, prioritize rest, and engage in activities that brought me joy and peace. By making healthier choices and adopting a holistic approach to my well-being, I began to see positive changes in my overall health.
Today, as I continue on this journey towards wellness, I am grateful for the lessons I have learned. I have come to understand that health is not just a physical goal, but a state of balance and harmony in all aspects of life. I have learned to trust in the medical expertise available to me while still holding onto my faith. That means learning about my illness in classes and reading bible studies concerning my health. I have realized that taking care of myself is not a sign of weakness, but rather a manifestation of the love and respect I have for my own body and spirit.
Moving forward, I am committed to living a life that prioritizes my health. I am determined to continue seeking the best available medical care, while also nourishing my soul through prayer, meditation, and self-reflection. I believe that by valuing and caring for myself, I can better serve those around me and fulfill the purpose that God has for my life.
my journey towards health has been a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences. It has taught me the importance of finding a balance between faith and reality, and the need to prioritize my well-being. I am on a continual path towards healing, guided by both medical expertise and a deep trust in God's plan for me. Health is now my ultimate goal, and I am dedicated to pursuing it with unwavering determination and faith. Not only is it a goal for me I hope this inspires you to make it a goal for you.
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