As a nurse, I ask people how they feel every day. But today, I’d like to ask you a different question.
You want to feel well physically and spiritually.
Still, after caring for and serving everyone else, you struggle to find motivation or energy in the day to properly care for yourself, let alone serve God the way you feel called. And that makes you feel discouraged. You may even feel alone.
But you are definitely not alone. I not only ‘get’ you; I feel like I already know you. I feel those situations listed above too. I also feel God’s calling to take care of myself. And, like you, I struggle.
Hi, my name is Lisa Kimrey; I’m so thankful you are here! I am an RN blogger. I’m a happy wife, mom, pet-mom, registered nurse, business owner, daughter, sister, friend and a work-in-progress servant of Jesus.
I started this blog to share the wisdom and lessons I’ve learned from my 5-year journey of self-care study in Scripture.
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Taking proper care of our bodies is hard! And, serving the Lord isn’t always easy either. It can be frustrating, intimidating and flat out inconvenient at times. The potential to get stuck, misdirected or feel heavy with discouragement feels HUUUGE.
You see, I was in a place where I was exhausted from trying to take care of myself with all of the demands in my life. I felt called to treat my body as a Holy temple, but I felt like I had to be physically ‘fit’ to qualify. And I couldn’t get to the “right place”. I just couldn’t get motivated to do it. But, I was miserable. So I committed to doing it anyway.
It was scary to answer God’s call-all I could think about was how HARD it would be to serve God with my body! I didn’t think I could do it and I didn’t have time for it.
It wasn’t hard. But, I learned I had it backward. It’s not about what you do, it’s about who you obey.
I experienced what it felt to be well, spiritually. I had time to fellowship with God, I let go of my own will and I broke free of my sugar cravings (finally!). My faith strengthened, my service broadened. My understanding of Scripture deepened.
Spiritual wellness doesn’t require physical wellness.
Spiritual wellness promotes physical wellness.
When we treat our body as a temple spiritually, we are led to also treat our body as a temple physically. After we surrender to Christ, we want to use our bodies for His glory instead of our own pleasures and purposes. And that is a wonderful source of motivation at any stage of health!
But, after 25-years of providing care and teaching as a nurse, I know how much we all still struggle with our physical self-care-even if we are motivated to take better care of ourselves.
And, the thing is, the struggle isn’t just about how to do the best physical self-care, it’s also about where to find the right advice for wellness, and symptom or illness management when it is needed.
So even though we can have the motivation to address our extra pounds or what our high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or high blood sugar (or any other health symptom) will lead to in the future…we still may not know what specifically to do first, or next.
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Be well. Yes, you CAN do this.
I will be right here with you the whole time. We CAN serve God the way we feel called and find motivation and energy to properly care for ourselves!
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I look forward to caring for you!
Wellness & Blessings,