Wellness Tuesday: Is the Spirit Willing?

The other day I was reading a book and stopped when I came across a passage.  I had to go back and re-read that passage a second, third…and even fifth time.

The passage said “sometimes the spirit is willing but the body isn’t.”   WOW!!!

The spirit is willing, even when the body isn't

The spirit is willing, even when the body isn’t

That really got my attention.  There are so many times when my spirit is willing to put in the work to get healthy, but not my body.

So I began to really ponder that phrase.

  • I began to ask myself questions such as:
  • What do I do when my spirit isn’t willing?
  • How do I change my mindset to be willing?
  • What do I do when my body isn’t willing?
  • What do I do when my body isn’t able?
  • Why is this so hard?
  • What is this so much work?

The more questions I asked, the more answers I sought.  How did I get to the point that I was willing and able?  How did I force myself out of my comfort zone?Never give up

The answer came down to these simple answers.

  • Pray about it
  • Just do it
  • Pray about it some more
  • Push through it
  • Ask for God’s help

What do you do when the spirit is willing but the body isn’t?  Do you give up?  Do you keep going?  What motivates you?

Harriet Beecher Stowe said “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

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