The Young And The Restless

The Importance of Vision



I want to take this opportunity to discuss why it’s important to develop a healthy lifestyle. When you’re young, you think you’re invincible. Sickness and disease is the farthest thing from your mind, and why not? You’re young. You don’t feel the effects of poor eating habits. So, if you don’t feel it, it’s not happening right? But you couldn’t be farther from the truth. A heart attack doesn’t happen the minute someone walks into the emergency room with chest pain. It takes a while for those arteries to clog. To harden from plaque build-up. I apologize for sounding depressing during a time like this, but “underline conditions” keeps resonating in my mind and has been identified as one of the reasons why some people are having difficulty fending off this horrible virus.


I what to take this opportunity to encourage you to begin to do something. Now. Today about those potential underline conditions that can develop over time. There’s a path that leads to wellness and a path that leads to chronic disease and I want to encourage you, especially if you’re young, to make the necessary changes and take the path that leads to wellness.

The bible says that we are wonderfully and fearfully made (Psalms 139:14), both physically and spiritually. God placed an immune system in our body because He wanted our body to be able to protect itself. He gave our body the ability to repair itself. We need to fuel our body with the right nutrients to maintain optimal health but somehow we’ve gotten off track. I heard someone say that if you don’t know the purpose of a thing you will abuse it. If a husband, for example, don’t know the purpose of his wife, he will abuse her and vice versa. If we don’t know who we are in Christ, our purpose or our mission, we might have the tendency to abuse our body. Simply because be don't know our purpose. One thing that keeps me going on my health and wellness path or corrects me before I go too far off track, is my vision for my life. Thank God, I have learned who I am in Christ and I know my purpose. My vision for my life drives my choices.

I want to encourage you while you have youth on your side, to take care of God’s temple, your body. Make wise choices while you are young so that you reduce your risk of developing underline health conditions. If you don't have a vision for your life, ask God. That's what I did! I stayed before Him in prayer because my friend said very adamantly one day when we were talking about what we were here for. She knew her purpose and at the same time, I didn't. I didn't have a clue! She said, very adamantly, "You do know what your purpose is." She said it in such a way that I thought, well, I better find out! Hence my time spent in prayer until I was sure I heard from God concerning my purpose. Did I act on it right away? No. But eventually I came to accept my purpose and when i did, I made decisions based on what my purpose was and I created a vision for my health based on my purpose because I wanted to be well to live it out. My vision for my life and my health drive my choices!

Helping you to discard your past so you can embrace your future,

Annie,

Changing mindsets. Changing Lives

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