At this time of year many people are making resolutions or setting goals for another year. I think it's also helpful to remind ourselves of the big picture.
If we want a "harvest" of good health, we must faithfully "plant" the seeds of healthy habits. Whatever actions we "plant" with will determine whether we have a "harvest" of good health or bad health.
However, it takes time for "seeds" to grow. I've been faithfully "planting" many good health habits for the last 31 months. Over that time, I've experienced small steps of progress, but I'm still waiting for the complete "harvest" of restored health.
When you get weary or discouraged about not seeing your "harvest" soon enough, don't give up. Remember, if you're not "planting" good seeds, then you're probably "planting" bad ones. And seeds always produce fruit, whether good or bad.
Psalm 85:12 says,
"The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest."
God has given us all the good things we need for health:
- instruction in His Word about healthy living
- godly men & women who've studied and provided us with helpful information
- healthy foods created by God
- the power of the Holy Spirit to enable us to say "no" to bad health habits and "yes" to good ones
As we persevere with what is good, we can be confident that the harvest will indeed come.
Press on, my friends!
Here's to a bountiful new year! =)