As a child I wasn’t always well. I had asthma and gut issues and went from ailment to ailment and specialist to specialist. This continued into adulthood.
There came a time when I realised that part of me actually liked being unwell. I liked crisis. It was all I knew, all I had been used to.
Sickness had become my identity!
I had to repent for seeking attention through illness. I had to ask God to forgive me for the times I almost enjoyed being sick.
Then, I actually had to change my thinking.
I had to seek out my true identity.
I had to desire wholeness.
I still have health issues… but how boring it is to discuss them!
I have a select few friends who I may share some health trials with, but even then, I try to be aware of how much conversation is dedicated to it, and, it’s becoming less.
There is so much excitement and joy happening in my life and in the lives of those around me. It is these things I wish to dwell on. I want to fill my mind, my heart, my body with positivity!
I have no interest in wallowing in my health woes.
Philippians 4:8 says;
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Shift your focus and you will shift your position.
Do not allow yourself to become identified by illness.
In John 5:6, Jesus asks a man “Do you want to be made well?”
Many times healing is a choice.
Sometimes physical healing is delayed or may not occur at all, but our mentality can be healed.
Our thinking can be healed.
It’s a choice friends.
Where is your identity?
Where do you WANT it to be?