While I’m a great proponent for our mental and spiritual well-being—I started thinking the other day about my physical body. I had become a tad run down, not getting enough sleep, and my recent food choices could have been better, too. Feeling a little stressed, I grabbed some chocolate cake for dinner and a glass or two of wine, only to wake up the next morning with a sugar hangover. Perhaps a better plan was in order to cope with my stress, and I thought: If we are to be great spiritual warriors, shouldn’t we also take excellent care of our physical bodies, too? Then it dawned on me, your body is a temple—treat it like one!
“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.” —Steve Maraboli
We often wonder, “Why am I here on this earth and what is my purpose?” I’m here to tell you that God has an important purpose for you, even if you do not yet know it. I was reflecting on this as I was eating my breakfast, and I began to think back to my childhood. When I was a child, things were not complicated: I went to school, and I played in my spare time. My purpose was simple: to learn and behave. I learned in school and church, but behaving was a bit of challenge at times. Though I was shy, I was also rambunctious and a bit of a tomboy. I loved playing in the mud with the boys and sometimes got into trouble. Eventually I grew up, went to work, got married, became more assertive, got divorced, started a career, and worked crazy hours—all of which led me to an important question: What is my purpose in life?