Pillars for a Healthy Soul

For the next few days, I am going to be sharing more highlights from the sermon “How to Lead the Most Difficult Person You Know” by Lance Witt. This is an amazing sermon. I highly recommend it. Click on the link below if you would like to listen to it.

http://saddleback.com/watch/media/how-to-lead-the-most-difficult-person-you-know

“Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.” 2 Corinthians 7:1

Lance Witt shared 4 Pillars for a Healthy Soul.  Here are three today.

  1. Take personal responsibility.

We tend to make excuses for why we don’t take time to care for our souls. We say there’s always a “reason” or “season” for our busyness.

  1. Ask God to help you identify toxins that are poisoning your soul.

He said there are two kinds of poison:

*Environmental poison-pace of life, materialism, consumerism, technology, etc.

*Internal poison-our shadow side, the broken places, the unhealthy areas, the things we don’t want others to see.

We tend to stay on the surface. We might learn a little scripture, but we never go deep and address the really broken stuff deep down within the recesses of our hearts. It takes courage to confront our shadow side.

  1. Create space in your life

Slow down. Often we don’t slow down because we are afraid to deal with our souls. We think an insane pace is simply the price tag of the good life. Time is short. There’s a lot to do. Adrenaline is our hormone of choice. We speed up and fill every second. We walk around exhausted.

We think busy lives are important lives.

The quality of your life has everything to do with the space in your life.

You can’t follow Jesus at a sprint.

If you live life at warp speed, you’ll eventually warp your soul.

When your schedule is constantly overwhelmed, your soul will be regularly undernourished.

Space and slow are friends to spiritual health.

We have to find a rhythm. We work hard, but we also need to make time to rest. We are meant to live life in rhythm.

So take time to enjoy God, His blessings, and all He has made. Rest. It’s okay. It might be exactly what your soul needs today.

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2 thoughts on “Pillars for a Healthy Soul

  1. Rachel, this is awesome!! It’s the sad world we live in!! I yearn for things to slow down and try to make good choices for our family. That usually means saying “no” to something or somebody, which can lead to hurt or guilty feelings. God created a sabbath for this very reason. He knew our souls needed rest! He knew we would work hard! He knew we would push ourselves to places we shouldn’t. He knew we wouldn’t rest on our own! So he created a day for us! To rest, relax, and restore our bodies, minds, souls and families! Those are the things with eternal value!
    Thank you for the encouragement! Can’t wait to listen to this sermon!

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