Monday, February 11, 2008

I've been learning about health now for almost ten years and I've noticed something: Just getting more information dumped into our brains does not necessarily mean our lifestyles will change or that we'll be healthier. It's rare, in fact. Think about it. Don't we all know we should eat healthier food, exercise, get enough sleep, etc? And yet, even though we know the "right answers", our behavior doesn't always coincide with the knowledge we have. Why is that? Could part of the reason be, perhaps, that there is a part of us that doesn't really believe we are worth taking care of?

Try this...think about something that is valuable to you - something you love. How do you take care of it?

Now think of something you have that is insignificant to you - something that if it was lost or broken, it wouldn't really matter. Do you spend much time making sure it is protected and cared for? No! It's junk.

So, here's the important question: How do you think of yourself? As loved and valuable - worthy of care? Or not?

Yesterday, I woke up with a Steven Curtis Chapman song playing in my head. My daughter and I went to his concert last weekend - it was awesome! The lyrics go like this :

You are being loved,
You are being loved,
Right now, in this very moment, you are being loved.

There's a song being sung over you!

If you can, I encourage you to go out to iTunes, download "You Are Being Loved" (or buy the CD) and listen to it over and over until you start to believe the truth of what it is saying:



YOU are WORTH taking care of!

It's true! There's a song being sung over you! God rejoices over YOU with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17) He delights in you. And because He loves you, you ARE loved, you ARE valuable, and you ARE worth taking care of.

What does all this have to do with being healthy? We cannot be healthy in spirit, soul, or body if we don't believe we are loved and valuable.

What do you believe?


Andrea said...

Connie, you are such a blessing to me! You hit the nail right on head. I'm going to make a conscious decision to change my attitude about taking care of me one day at a time. (I'm typing this as I'm staying home sick from work!) Love to you and your family, Andrea Stevens

Sombra said...

thank you..i eat healthy, but i know i should exercise.. i put my family before my own health, but i shouldn't, otherwise i won't be here for the duration