Jackie McKool

How Committed Are You to Your Wholistic Health?

Did you know there is a difference between a desire to doing something, and a commitment to it? I believe the reason more people are not healthy is because it takes hard work and a commitment to achieve and maintain it.

As the years go by we are being provided with more and more conveniences in life, and as a result we are being enticed with the “quick fix” gimmicks of life. Unfortunately, most are just that a gimmick, and as a result, we have lost our discernment for truth. To borrow a controversial word – we are being “indoctrinated” into laziness. We are not taught to work for things any more – someone else will do it for you. AI will do it. Drugs will do it. Fast food, packaged, and processed foods will do it. Even mom and dad will do it. And worst of all – the government will do it for you. You just sit back and do nothing and someone else or something will take care of everything for you. We are no longer taught to think for ourselves, which in turn eliminates common sense, as well as a need for a commitment. Because you see, a commitment to your health is a commitment to yourself. And when we lose our independence and freedom for doing things for ourselves, we lose our unique identity and value in ourselves as well.

A Wellness Commitment is NOT Easy!

“For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine and accurate instruction [that challenges them with God’s Truth]; but wanting to have their ears tickled [with something pleasing], they will accumulate for themselves [many] teachers [one after another, chosen] to satisfy their own desires and to support the errors they hold…” (2 Timothy 4:3 Amp).

When it comes to restoring our health, we are told to “just take this pill and all your problems will go away.” Your pain will go away, your excess weight will go away, your other symptoms will go away, your high lab values will go away, and even your emotions and feelings will go away.

I was hiking with a young fella not too long ago and he shared with me that his dad had diabetes – I’m guessing by this young fella’s age, that his dad was probably in his 40’s or 50’s. This young man surprisingly had more wisdom than his dad. He told his dad, “you know dad, if you just change your diet, and maybe get active a little bit, you wouldn’t have to take that pill. In fact, your diabetes could even be resolved.” His dad’s answer? “No, why would I want to do that when I can just take a pill?” Unfortunately, the dad’s short-sightedness didn’t allow him to look beyond the lab values simply being altered, to the greater negative impact these toxic drugs are having on his body every time he takes another pill, not to mention the disease continuing to progress. These toxic chemicals are foreign to the body, and cause side effects as result – even if we are not feeling them – at least at first. But instead of removing the toxin that is causing the side effect, the person is simply given another prescription to counter the side effect, and the snow ball continues to get bigger, and bigger until the avalanche of death occurs as a result. That’s the easy way.

Once a commitment to true health is made, the hard work begins – it is not easy. But then nothing in life worth having is. However, it is so well worth it!

Wellness IS a Lifetime Commitment!

Have you ever made a commitment in your life that, when you first started off, you didn’t intend it to be for a lifetime? Quite often I hear couples tell me about how they met. One might have been more interested than the other. In fact, one might have even admitted thinking to themselves “I can’t stand this person—he/she is obnoxious, just get me away!” Only later, they find themselves madly in love and married to this person! They made a commitment that they never considered making, at least initially. A commitment starts with one step, one day at a time, then the next step and the next. A desire is short-lived, and commitment, especially to our health can and should be for a lifetime.

Again, there is a (big) difference between a desire to doing or wanting something, and a commitment to it. I could desire to be a size 6 (I don’t think I was ever a size 6!), but unless I make a really strong commitment to it (and in my case some major plastic surgery!), I could wish all day long, but it ain’t gonna happen! On the other hand, I know people who were living hard lives—very dysfunctional relationships, addictions, homelessness, etc.—and when they finally hit rock bottom, they couldn’t even stand to be around themselves any longer. Then they rose up to life! This is an example of someone who had a desire—perhaps for years—to live life differently (I was one of them!), but finally made a commitment to actually do something about that desire. That’s what I’m talking about: there has to be a deep commitment in your soul to do something different to get a new result with your health,and in reality, your life. It may be simply improving on an area; more likely, it may be taking drastic measures for something new.

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A good question to seriously ask yourself is “what is my why?” Why do I want to give up junk food, or get more sleep, or shut the door on this dysfunctional relationship once and for all? Why? You need to have a burning conviction in your spirit to reach for your why, in order to make a commitmentto setting goals, writing out action steps, and sticking with it—for a lifetime. Think long term, think lifetime. I believe asking “why” is the key difference to moving from a desire to a commitment.

YOU Have a Purpose!

I also believe that unless you know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that you have a unique, divine purpose and reason for being here on this earth, and ideally that you know what that purpose is, you will find it very difficult to be committed to anything. And the fact of the matter is – you DO have a purpose, assigned uniquely to you by God. But if you do not grab hold of this truth with all you have, what would you care if you even get out of bed in the morning? And if you don’t know why you get out of bed in the morning, what do you care if you are healthy or not?

The other fact is: we all need you. All of us play just one part of this bigger picture called life. We are like the human body – every part matters. The old adage to prove this point is this: have you ever stubbed your pinky toe? It hurts doesn’t it? And then you can’t walk optimally until it is healed. Well if that pinky toe matters, so do you!

How Committed Are You to Your Wholistic Health?

If you don’t make a commitment to restoring and maintaining your health, then the opposite will take over – your health will rapidly continue to decline. You are not a stagnant being – you are either taking matters into your own hands and at the very least drastically slowing down the aging process by doing the right things for your wholistic health – mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. Or… degeneration is taking control of you and you rapidly decline into a state of disease and death – and most likely, a very uncomfortable and costly one at that. Which will you choose? Don’t be wavering, will you make a commitment to your health no matter the cost? It’s a choice. Make it one you can live with.
“The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.” Henry Kissinger

Did you miss some of these earlier blogs? These could give you some great insight — especially as you pursue your health journey:
“A Holistic Path for Wellness”
“Mirroring God – Wholistic Health Is NOT Too Expensive”
“Mirroring God – Wholistic Health is NOT Easy”

Still needing a graduation gift for that high school or college graduate? How about starting them on the path of wholistic health with a copy of “Are You Being Deceived About Truth Wellness?”

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