Responsibility. What’s in a Word?
I celebrated my 39th birthday last week. Well… sort of.
My kids forgot, my husband wasn’t far behind that… and well… it was just another day of baking, laundry and my chores.
The day after, my daughter asked, “Is this day better than your birthday?”
“Yes,” I replied.
“That’s NOT good,” she touted.
I simply told her that my joy isn’t all set on one day like it used to be.
Expectations… disappointments, letdowns.
I choose the grateful road… and I’m much happier that way.
I was much happier on my birthday when I got a nap too.
All in all, I’ve noticed that certain people with disease choose a path of victim, and others choose a path of active determination.
I’m not sure why that is. Is it our nation? Is it something promoted to us from an early age?
We can either say, “THIS happened to me…” or blame something on our genes, with our options of lifetime drugs, and not accountability…
We can say, I’m going to dig deeper! I’m going to find out just why and how God made me the way I am…. and where I went wrong, and what I can do.
To me, it’s called responsibility.
It’s MY responsibility to take care of my body. To feed it what it needs. To find out why it’s not absorbing something specific and do what I can. To realize what I’m choosing to expose myself to, and avoid those things that aren’t helping me be well.
There is going to be plenty that isn’t in my control… and for the small portion that God gives to me to accountable for… I’m going to work with Him to learn, grow and realize there are many things I CAN do to help myself.
There are reasons disease happens. Multiples reasons. Diet, exercise, toxicity, stress, sleep…. genetics are often a small fraction of the equation, and even then – we can work with what we have to do the best for the body we’ve been blessed with.
Healthy for Him!
“He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power.
After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
Posted on June 27, 2014, in Auto Immune Disease, Truth and tagged AIP, auto immune disease, celiac disease, Eat To Heal, gluten free, healthy for him, large family Paleo, MS. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.