I am frequently called a “survivor”. I used to like that word. Not any more. I did survive- cancer, congestive heart failure, divorce- but better still I OVERCAME!
I believe we all have the genes of an overcomer. It is knit into the very fabric and fibre of our beings. Not all choose to apply it. Will you?
It all begins by taking responsibility. We live in an age where everyone is responsible but ourselves. I’m not pointing the finger at you. It’s just a fact of life in the modern world…so it seems to me. If a consumer scalds themselves with hot coffee, it isn’t their mistake but that of the coffee shop for making it too hot. Lawsuits fly! Sad, very sad!
The simple truth of that matter is that your health is your responsibility. It isn’t the doctors, the food corporations, the grocery store chains, the farmers. It is yours. And if any or all of those agencies are not meeting your standards then you have the responsibility and power to do something about it. And it isn’t a lawsuit!
So how do you take responsibility for your health and wellness?
1. Demand Quality Food and Accept Nothing Less
We all dislike the fact that organic peppers cost more than conventional ones. Okay, that is understandable. How will that change though? Take responsibility and stop buying conventional peppers if you can’t afford organic. Do without them. If sales plummet on one and soar on the other, guess what will happen in time!
The security of your health is locked in the quality of the food you feed your body! You simply must demand nothing less than the very best from your local grocer, farmer’s market or any other food supplier you might be looking to in order to put food on the table. The more you demand quality of these, looking for another source if necessary, the more they will shift direction.
And besides all of that, your health is priceless. Without it you really have nothing! So while you take measures to responsibly invite change, take them to positively transform your health in spite of ‘them” by only consuming quality foods!
2. Stop Viewing Food as a Taste Sensation
Food has become identified by little more than flavour profile in today’s culture. In fact, few people in modern societies even really know what individual ingredients actually taste like. All they know when they think of sweet potatoes for example, is butter and sugar and, oh my sweet Lord help us as mom would say, marshmallows. Who the heck can even find the sweet potato in all of that. Might I say, they are called sweet potatoes because they are “sweet”? If God intended for them to be candied, wouldn’t He have made them candied on harvest. I’m serious.
The simple and natural ingredients of nature’s provision are buried in layer upon layer of other unnatural ingredients to tantalize the palette. But what about nourishing the body? That is most often forgotten.
Take responsibility and get back to the basics of nature. There is no need for nor benefit to making food into a feast for the tastebuds at the expense of the whole body. And if you do, take responsibility that is, you’ll re-discover or maybe discover for the first time, the incredible taste sensation of food as God created it!
3. Make the “Sacrifice”
Your health is not a matter of convenience. Trust me, it will fail you at the most inconvenient time! UNLESS you take responsibility and make the sacrifice of time and resources to fuel your body naturally and authentically. There is no drive thru, value meal health so let it go and embrace the truth that the investment will reap huge dividends if you will step up to the plate with a little sacrifice!
Why risk it? Why be overcome by poor health when you can so readily OVERCOME the causes of it?
Are you ready? Are you willing to step up to the plate today and be the overcomer you were created to be?