Do you ever wonder what the Abundant Life really is, and what (if anything) can we do to get it?
Well, first we need to understand what the Abundant Life is. It is life abounding, fullness of joy and strength, of body and soul! It is to have a super abundance of a thing. Abundant Life signifies a contrast to feelings of lack, emptiness and dissatisfaction, and such feelings may motivate a person to seek for the meaning of life and change.
We like to complain that we don’t have it, but are we willing to do what it takes to get it? Can we have the abundant life when our bodies or minds aren’t physically or emotionally prepared to receive it? We can have it, but wouldn’t we want to have it at the highest level? To be able to receive the very best?
I remember a scripture in the Bible from Matthew 28 that says for us to ‘go ye therefore and teach all nations…” I notice two words in this scripture that jump out at me….GO and TEACH. Go means to move physically….and that means we need to be in the best shape possible in order to have the stamina to endure the process of really going. Teach requires us to be mentally sharp, to be fully prepared so that we can put feet on our passion for the message. This means to me, that we need to discipline ourselves mentally and physically in order to keep up with our mission. The bottom line is; we can’t reach our full potential unless we are in good condition. Many will disagree with me, but i know from experience that when our bodies and minds are dull….our production is usually lacking, or dull.
This is a simple concept, and very powerful for me personally. If I am to be a responsible messenger, I need to be sure my delivery of the message is well thought out, well planned, worked on, disciplined, and I will need the stamina that is required to continue on without faltering, so I can be highly productive, alert and protect myself from burnout. So, that is my motivation to take the best care of my mind and body that is possible. Working out, counting calories, and being active, using my body and my mind daily, facing challenges with a zeal that comes from knowing this will help make me the winner I want to be!
The Abundant Life? You really want it? Begin now to prepare your body and your mind to receive it, so that you can fullfill your passion and give the best you possibly can. The spiritual side of the abundant life? Well, that is another article to be written!