My father-in-law just preached a really good series about your body, soul, and spirit.
I thought I would share some of my thoughts about it after listening to him preach. Kind of like a “summary”, if you will. It really clicked with me and I hope it might touch some of you today.
You are made up of 3 parts: Body, Soul/Mind, Spirit
Basically, your body is your flesh.
Your soul is your mind (thoughts).
And your spirit is your consciousness (good vs.evil).
If you don’t balance all 3 of these things out, you are going to lead a very unsuccessful life.
If you pay attention to only your body and work out every day for 30 minutes a day, but give no attention to your soul or spirit, you will be a mess.
Likewise, if you only focus on your spirit man and are so holier than thou, but never take care of your physical body, you may be spiritual, but you will be so weak you can’t live up to your potential.
What really hit me from all of this is that I think so many of us neglect our soul/mind. I know at times I’m guilty of it.
Our mind is a powerful thing and quite frankly, I know so many of our minds are tired.
We focus on looking good in our body, and then we are conscious of our spirit man and go to church, read our Bible, etc..but do we ever focus on our mind?
Do we ever let our mind rest or take care of our emotions?
Why is it a bad thing if someone takes control of their emotions? If you were sick with high blood pressure, you’d see a doctor. If you are a type 1 diabetic, you take insulin every day.
So why is there a stigma with people that suffer from depression to take care of themselves and seek out help through medicine or a therapist?!?!
I think how to help your soul/mind needs to be talked about more!
One way to consistently help myself with my thoughts is the scripture found in Phillipians 4:8.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
I don’t know about you, but I need to think about these things more!
You have to take care of your emotions!
You have to take care of your physical body.
And your spirit is the most important in my opinion. (Be saved and believe in Jesus)
We are all going to live forever. Not in our fleshly body, but our spirit will live for eternity. It is up to us to decide where we will spend that eternity.
Please focus on balancing your body, soul, spirit.
My challenge for you today is to learn to take care of all 3 of your beings: body, soul/mind, and spirit.
The devil wants nothing more than to isolate us from relationships and get our soul and spirit all messed up!
Reach out to someone today if you need help with resting your “soul/mind”. I would love to chat with you if you need anything!