We spent time this past week hearing a message from our good friend Carlos Whittaker.  He shared a message based on healing and asked us the question, “How bad do you want it?”

Carlos was teaching about physical healing and shared that there could be a part of each of us that can tends to stay in the comfort of our unhealth. The known can be comfortable and easier than doing the work of getting well.  

Thinking through the lens of his message, I asked myself the question, “How bad do I want it?” Of course, the fast answer out of my mouth was “I want healing very much!” but I could feel my exuberance slip when I thought about the work it would take. There is work to wellness. This may not be a very palatable statement, but it is true.

One thing I have learned, is that going alone only makes things more difficult.  I set myself up for greater chances of success, by surrounding myself with folks that want God’s best for me and understand that His best for me may not always come quickly.

Wellness is always better, but better is not always easy.

So what does physical wellness look like for me? The answer is personal and yet so universal. I want to feel better. I want to sleep better. I want stiff joints and muscle aches to go away. I want to feel rested and I want to look rested.  

All of these things take work. They don’t just happen. I have to spend intentional time and energy on each aspect of physical wellness including…

  • Diet:  A reasonable one
  • Exercise:  I love walking around my neighborhood
  • Healthy Self-Talk: Not letting the voice in my head beat me down
  • Rest: Responsible bedtimes

And honestly, I think the most important thing is that I need to share what I am working toward with someone that I trust, someone that matters a great deal to me. This way, I can share honestly and openly when I see success, when I am struggling, when I need prayer, and when I am looking for feedback on setting my next round of goals.

Wanting to heal is one thing. It’s the best first step. We have to want it. Realizing and admitting that the steps after that pose their challenges, seems to be vital in achieving full healing.

How about you? How can we be praying for you and your wellness? How bad do you want it?