Why is Casting Away so hard?

Many times the hardest part of my job is helping people find, see, and acknowledge the value of themselves. Life is hard. But your life matters. You can ask any group of people or even individuals “What is the number one thing most people neglect?” and you will almost always get the unanimous response, “THEMSELVES”. I’ve tested this in church groups, business networking meetings, and with clients we work with. It is always the same. Why is that? Because we have all the stuff in our lives weighing us down that we see the best fit of our time must be to try and take care of all that first and then us. How backwards is that? By the time we take care of everything else, we won’t have anything left of ourselves to take care of.

Since when does life stop giving us more things to do? When and where does everything else end? There is always something. We must take the things that really are not that important and say “No More”. No more will I put work before my health and skipping meals. No more will I not exercise because I’m just too tired, everyday. No more will I bypass investing in my health and get massages or seek therapy because I’m just too busy. No more will I live under the negative beliefs and barriers put up by others. No more will I accept the “No” that I’m told too often, I will get it done and succeed. No more will I only take care of my children, because my children need me in my best state to be the best I can be for them. No more will my job or my business overrun me to the point of exhaustion so I can’t even take a nice deep breath and enjoy the day, recognize the fact that I am alive. No more will I ignore that I must take care of me or there won’t be a me to take care.

Take some time today, take some deep breaths, schedule a massage, go exercise, eat healthy…actually eat multiple meals today, and begin casting away those things that are not complimentary to the goals you are working so diligently to achieve. The first step is the hardest, but it only takes one step…take it today.   Casting away all that isn’t you…let us know how we can help 😉

1 Peter 5:6-7

New International Version (NIV)

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.


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