“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” 3 John 2
Lately I have been feeling overwhelmed and stressed. I get so stressed out over all the “work” I think I have to do. It’s like life never slows down. I very quickly become driven by my “to do” list. And you know how it is when God is trying to get your attention and it’s like everywhere you turn, you are hearing messages on the same topic? That’s totally me this past week. I am so convicted about my drivenness.
Lance Witt made several great points in a sermon that really hit home with me and I thought I’d share a few of them with you. He was talking about the importance of soul-care. He gave the analogy of a sailboat.
Sailing is built on the principle that there always has to be more weight underneath the waterline than above it. The ballast and keel are the structural foundation underneath the sailboat. He said what the ballast is to a sailboat, soul-care is to a person.
The soul is the unseen invisible life underneath the waterline. It’s the eternal part of you, the REAL you. The soul is your operating system.
Lance said success is not about what you do. Success is about who you become.
We are not identified by our body parts, but by our souls. The body is just the container, and yet we spend so much time and effort on it. Eventually our bodies are going to wear out and then they are going to be put in the dirt.
Goodness, all that just really hit me like a ton of bricks. Please pray for me this week that I will intentionally work on taking care of my soul, that I will focus on who I want to become, and not on what I feel like I have to do to find success.
So how is your soul getting along? What has the Lord been showing you? Hope your week is off to a great start!