A Life Well Lived: Part 1

Are you satisfied with the life you have right now? Do you wake up every day, and find purpose and meaning in what you do? If your answer is no, then this blog is for you.

Erin and I want to help you live a better story. We want every aspect of your life to be saturated with goodness and meaning. We want to add value to how you live, and help you discover what you’re here for.

So for the next few weeks, we’re going to be talking about some aspects of a live well lived. We’ll cover topics on health, relationships, community, and growth. The idea is that you’ll find value in what we have to offer, and your life will be better because of it.

This week, we’re going to share a few thoughts on your health.

The truth is that all of us could be healthier. We could make an effort to eat better, exercise more, and take care of our bodies. But in the fast paced world we live in, it’s difficult to slow down long enough to realize what’s important. If you’re anything like us, your life is full of meetings and housework, hobbies and responsibilities. There’s just no time to focus on our health.

So we go and we go and we never slow down. But if we truly want to live better, we must make time to take care of ourselves. Before we can pour into other people, or invest in the lives of those around us, we must be willing to look in the mirror, and make a decision to invest in ourselves.

“Didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

How we treat our body matters. At the end of your life, all the things you’ve acquired won’t last. All the possessions you’ve chased will disappear. What will really matter? Why would we choose to neglect something so important? Without our health, we can never become who we were created to be.

And here’s the thing. It doesn’t have to be some long drawn out exercise. In fact, it can be something as simple as walking the dog or playing tennis. The idea here is not to make you feel obligated to work out. We want you to take care of you body so you can enjoy life more. Only do the exercises you like. If you hate running, then don’t run. If squats hurt your knees, find an alternative.

We only get one shot at life, so why not make the most of it. Why not get rid of everything that’s keeping us from being who we were made to be.

Here’s a quick workout for you to try this week!