Many people are willing to give hundreds of pounds to deliverance and healing ministries and even more are willing to spend money on therapies, drugs and herbs reputed to make us feel better. Although many people are healed in the course of trial and error, some are not, they are left feeling somehow like a failure or a blip in the healing process. If asked whether we would rather give time, energy or money to get better, I know that most people would prefer to pay for their healing, it doesn’t matter where they receive it from, just as long as they get better! But after we have forked out the money and possibly received our healing, what next? What do we do, what have we learnt from the experience? This is precisely the issue that I faced when I was searching high and low for my healing.
Should we rely on others for our healing? I don’t think we should, our healing and wellbeing is personal to us, so we need to invest more than money into it! We give our physical wellbeing over to doctors and the like and our spiritual wellbeing over to pastors and ministers rarely questioning their input, why? Because we somehow believe that they are more qualified than we are to help us and lead us to healing. Please don’t misunderstand me, I truly feel that Drs, pastors etc. are gifted in a number of ways but let me ask you a question, who truly knows how you feel? You and God. This being the case shouldn’t we instead take more responsibility for our own healing and listen more intently to God as He leads us through this journey?
We often hear about positive and negative health behaviours, if we were to place them on a scale we would most probably be guilty of exhibiting more negative than positive health behaviours! Doesn’t this defeat the purpose of wanting to get better? I know that I am often guilty of this. This reminds me of the parable of the talents, in this case our health and wellbeing is our talent. How can we expect to increase our talent when we are not investing in it? How can we expect to even grow spiritually when we are a decaying temple? It seems to me we have gotten too used to the idea of a quick fix, we would rather offer a gift to the nearest deliverance ministry who promises us healing, than seek the will of the Lord in our time of need.
Even as I myself am still trying to live out this investment, I pray that you will also find the strength to invest time and energy into you.
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