HOW CAN YOUR LIFE GET BETTER?

July 25, 2019

 

 

Happy Independence Month to everyone! The celebration continues! In my last post I wrote about how the brave men and woman who’ve fought our country’s wars have left us with a responsibility: a responsibility to make the most of our freedom! (Read that post here if you haven’t already).

 

Now, God-willing most of us are never going to be required to fight such gruesome battles, battles that involve snipers and grenades and bombs and such. But because others have fought (and continue to fight) such conflicts for us, we are now able to pick our own battles each and every day. We have the latitude and the means to do that.

 

So what battles do we pick in our lives? And do we make them count for something?

 

Unfortunately, some people pick all of the wrong battles in life. They have such unimaginable freedom, yet they don’t know what to do with it—they don’t know what to do with their time or energy. They don’t know how to set goals and make choices. So they pick fights, they create road rage, they chase money as an end, they create pits of self-pity to swim in, they abuse their own health, they wish away the days as they become consumed by envy, and they generally squander the freedom they’ve been bequeathed through the sacrifices of those brave others; they simply don’t respect the precious gift of life they’ve been given by our Creator.

 

I guess what I’m saying is, each life is so special and so full of freedom and opportunity. But we have to make a conscious decision to acknowledge our freedom; we must decide to recognize our opportunities, and to make something of our days. Each and every one of us is a unique creation with a unique set of purposes and talents, so how can we pay homage to that fact?

 

How do we become more personally free in order to find increased health, greater happiness, and more fulfillment? How do we become more free so that we can better live out our unique purposes?

 

We must each answer the above questions for ourselves, and there is no one correct answer to any of them. Maybe for some of us the journey toward greater freedom begins with the quest to get physically healthier, so we might set goals to lose weight, change our diet, achieve a fitness challenge, quit cigarettes, quit prescription drugs, and so on.

 

And maybe for others the journey to become more free begins with the decision to find God in a more meaningful way, to become more involved in church or instead to switch to a different church or to a different denomination or to a different style of spiritual connection if our status quo is only causing us guilt and grief and angst.

 

We must be willing to move past our status quos. That concept is key.

 

For some people a professional change is needed to become more free, and for others perhaps a change in living arrangements is needed. For all of us ruts must be broken, personal truths must be uncovered, growth and happiness must be pursued, and we must be willing to move forward into the unknown with hope and faith and some measure of abandon. We must realize that there is no one correct way to life. If we make a change and it doesn’t work out the way we though it would, well then, on to the next thing. At least we are taking advantage of our right—our freedom—to pursue health and happiness.

 

So what do you need to do to embrace your personal freedom more passionately this year? Does it involve making one of those health changes talked about above? Does it involve something else that wasn’t even touched upon here?

 

You don’t have to answer that question right this second, but you ought to at least begin thinking about it so that certain creative and healing juices can begin flowing through you. And to aid you as you ponder your path to greater personal freedom, I’ve included a few though-provoking quotes below. Perhaps some of them will resonate with you in a special way and thus help you on your personal journey to become healthier and happier during this season of your life!

 

Please remember: You are a free creation and a free citizen, and thus greater health and happiness can always be yours. Please keep reaching for those things this summer and beyond!

 

Until next time,

 

Michael

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Priebe is a writer and personal development coach who has studied psychology, literature, and print journalism. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated with honors. and over the years he has used both fiction and nonfiction formats to write about health, sports, professional life, politics, relationships, and spiritual issues. He puts out a variety of spiritually inspiring content at The Lovely Grind, and he blogs about his life at www.michaelpriebewriter.com. He invites you to reach out to him on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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