Let me explain.
When my nurse practitioner agreed to write me a prescription for a natural thyroid medicine for the hypothyroidism (low thyroid) I was experiencing, she said, "you'll probably not get any better. You may continue to be tired all the time. But this may help," and shrugged her shoulders.
She was wrong about me not feeling better.
She was wrong about ...
The fact that I had anxiety that flipped into the 'on' position, and I couldn't turn it off.
My hair continually falling out and thinning. (Thank you, Ancient Nutrition & Multi-Collagen Protein!!)
The crippling fatigue that kept me from not living the life I loved.
I rewrote my story. I took my health into my hands, took healthy-promoting life-changing action, and now I'm better.
WHAT IS TRUTH
Here's my truth.
I was bedridden from crippling fatigue. Now I'm not.
I used to focus on all that was wrong with my life. Now I don't.
Anxiety was an automatic response to something stressful. Now it's not.
I had anxiety on such an intense level- I made others around me nervous. My cat could even feel my anxiety. Yet, in my mind, I wasn't scared. I wasn't fearful. I didn't have social anxiety. I had an automatic response triggered by stress.
An Automatic. Response. A physical reaction to stress.
So what about you?
Let me ask you, the truth that you are speaking to and about yourself - is it really true- like forever true? Will you always be _______ (< insert yours)?
How do you know what your truth is? Who told you it was true? Who are you listening to that solidifies what you think as truth?
If you were wrong, would you want to know?
You may know the truth about your past or your current situation, but do you know the truth about your potential?
The potential to heal?
The potential to feel better?
The potential to be better?
In his sermon, Trading Truth, Pastor Steven Furtick talks about being "above see level." He was referring to a mountain, and yes, it was above sea level. But in the sermon that inspired this blog/article, he made the point of "see" level- regarding what we accept as truth or not.
Did you catch that? When we continually look at our past hurts, mistakes, traumas, truths- we (probably) will wreck our future. Meaning we won't experience all the potential good.
"I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 3:13-14