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Here we are to July, the freedom month. My calendar says July 4th is the 185th day of the year and there are only 180 days left in 2013! That means we are over the hump and have begun the downhill journey to the end of the year. Where will we be personally in another 6 months? Will we have more freedom than we have today?
Let your past mistakes help you make better choices going forward. You have the freedom to accept yourself.
Be the best you that you can be! The poet Oscar Wilde says, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken!” Being who the Lord has made you to be is freedom.
Better yourself at every opportunity. Perhaps it means taking a class that interests you or learning from an elderly friend’s experiences. Take advantage of the freedom to learn something to help you grow as a person.
Resolve conflicts with anyone who has offended you. Hostility and resentment are some of the most dangerous risk factors for disease! According to Dr. Wes Youngberg in his book “Goodbye Diabetes,” he states, “Forgiveness is the only solution in the universe that is powerful enough to unlock the chemical bonds of hostility, resentment and bitterness. It is the medicine of the greatest importance.” Find the freedom of forgiveness.
Use synergy to help you. For example, 1 workhorse can pull an estimated 4,000 pound load. Put 2 workhorses together and they can pull 12,000 pounds! Instead of just doubling what they can do, the horses triple what they can do by working together. That is synergy.
The same is true with bettering your health. Combine several approaches to prevent disease. Exercise is important but exercise alone is not enough. Combine it with a healthy diet, good rest and sunshine, plenty of good water inside and out, time in the fresh air, balance in your life along with trust in the Lord. Yes, strive for freedom from disease.
So will you have more freedom in 6 months?