A steward is one who serves, takes care of, protect, or one who is responsible for something. We often use this word when referring to money, time, or even talents. All of these things are totally vital for our pursuit of greatness, but it’s not the focus on my post today. The area of stewardship that I want to delve into today, is one that impacts every area of our lives.
The late, Dr. Adrian Rogers, said, “There’s a very physical side to being spiritual.” In the thousands of conversations I’ve had with people all over the country, this statement has proven true. So many people have deep needs, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Certainly, I am under the deep conviction that Jesus is the only answer for the void in the human heart. I also believe, however, that He has placed another need in our lives, that only His provided answer will suffice. This one thing affects how we think, how we feel, and how productive the rest of our lives will be. I’ve even had Christian counselors and psychologists tell me that more than 80% of their patients could see complete healing or significant life change, simply by implementing this simple answer. It’s so elementary in principle, but it’s enormous in power, yet it’s one of the biggest deficits we have in our society. Are you guessing what this is yet?
Nutrition is a deficit that is reeking havoc in our country, bringing degenerative diseases, such as heart attacks, stroke, cancer, and diabetes to an all time high. It’s alarming, really, when you look around at the rise in these destructive diseases, and even how significantly it’s impacting our children. Dr. David Katz says, “This may be the first generation of children to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.” WOW!
You might be saying to yourself, that’s from our environment and the increased toxins we’re exposed to, and undoubtedly that has an impact on all of us. The reality, however, is that nutrition is our biggest defense against ALL diseases, and we aren’t getting enough, not by a long shot. It’s not only the fuel we were meant to thrive on, but it’s the weapon give to us, by our Creator, to protect and repair us, from the inside out. Who knew our grandparents and great grandparents were right, when they said, “Eat more fruits and vegetables!”
So today, as we’re talking about pursuing greatness, I am focusing on your health, the one thing that can make or break much of your journey! Think about it…if you don’t feel well and you have no energy, how will you have the stamina to pursue what matters most or inspire others to join you? Today’s simple challenge is to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet this week. I’m not saying overhaul your whole pantry. Just implement an extra serving each day to start with. As a health coach, I desire to meet people where they are and inspire and empower them go where they want to go. I would venture to say, all of you reading this blog desire health. I mean, health is just more fun, right? Here is a simple thing you can do each day that will have an impact on your health, as well as, your pursuit of greatness!
Finally, I would be amiss to not tell you everything on this blog that fuels my own journey. If you’re like me in this particular area of your health (and 99.9% of our population (including vegetarians), no matter how hard you try, you still fall short in getting the recommended 9-13 daily servings (the size of your fist) of a variety of whole foods everyday. That’s just a lot of food to consume and the variety, well, that’s just impossible. My family has found a convenient and affordable answer that bridges the gap, between what we do eat and what we should be eating everyday. It’s a lifesaver, literally, and it gives me such peace of mind, knowing that no matter where we are, or what we’ve had on our plate on any given day, our bodies are being flooded with more than 30 fruits, vegetables, and berries, through our Juice Plus capsules and gummies. And, we get it with no stress or fuss! It’s the simplest, most affordable way to get an increased variety of nutrition each day. It’s not isolated vitamins; it’s whole food nutrition. Oh, and did I mention, KIDS ARE FREE (age 4 years to a full time undergraduate student)! Yep, one of my favorite parts! Doesn’t get much better than investing and pursuing greatness in my own health and my kids benefiting absolutely free, for up to four years. That’s a long time for my kids to get “free food” every single day! Check it out, and feel free to email me, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions or if you have children you’d like to benefit FREE. This is one area in your pursuit of greatness that will affect your journey today and in the years to come! Make it a priority and start the month of March off strong in this area! You know your kids are worth it, but let me say, so are you!!!