Sunday, February 21, 2010

Why God Wants You To Take Care Of Yourself

I'm currently watching Joyce Meyer's Battlefield of the Mind. At one point she goes on a slight tangent about taking care of ourselves -and why we DON'T that really hit home with me:

You only get one body… You can’t go somewhere and order another one…You destroy this one, you’re out!

God wants to work through you; and if you destroy your health and you destroy your body, then He can’t do anything through you either. So you’re cheating yourself, you’re cheating Him, you’re cheating the people around you that God wants to use you to bless.

I think a lot of people don’t take good care of themselves b/c they got a bad attitude toward themselves they don’t think they’re worthy of doing the things they need to do to take care of themselves properly.

Some of you think that all you’re good for is work, work, work, work, all the time you grew up in an atmosphere where the only time people were happy with you was when you were working and producing. And the devil’s got you convinced that to enjoy your life is carnal and a sin. READ John 10:10

WOW! Jesus came that we might have life and that more abundantly!!!

But, especially for those of us with social impairment, we have found that people only "liked" us when we were working hard to please them or make them look good or doing something for them. And so we run ourselves into the ground trying to prove our worth for other PEOPLE, instead of guarding ourselves, and protecting ourselves, so we have enough energy to be used by HIM.

If you are interested in watching her video or reading it's accompanying book, here's the links:


Dionne said...

Hey, wanted to ask, if you don't mind, do you attend church? What is your experience like? Looking for other people's experiences with attending church because I'm struggling with my own.

SavedAspie said...

Hi Dionne,

My church is a pentacostal/holiness style church that believes that, in accordance with Mark 16:17-20, John 14:12 and others mean that the same miracles worked by Jesus and the disciples are there for us today.

I personally have experienced the healing power of the Lord but have never let Him in to heal my mind until recently. I recently read about how Jesus healed (Mk 5:1-20 and Luke 8:26-29) people who were cutters, violent, and downright crazy. I realized that if He did that, then surely by the power of the Holy Spirit He can heal me too.

I still have ups and downs, but after a few years of walking with the Lord, I have become a whole new person- accomplished in my field, of reasonable weight, and no more constant depression, no more suicidal tendencies.

What about your church are you struggling with?