Getting Healthy

Written by Sean

Topics: Sean's Blog

I am going to try and start blogging again more often.

I’m sitting here at my computer after my Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit workout huffing and puffing.  The last three months have been difficult to do much.  I’ve never had nothing to do day in and day out.  Since I’ve been making money playing video games, and occasionally traveling to speak, I have been in a funk.

I’ve taken some time out the last few weeks to really get myself in peak spiritual form.  I had a few days alone with God, and got some very clear direction for our next season of ministry and for myself.  I’ve been spending more alone time with God, more time in prayer, and I am reading my Bible a ton.  Spiritually, I am healthy.  Getting there took a little working out, some discipline, and the rewards are paying off.

The real benefit from the last three months off has been being home with my family. God has miraculously continued to provide financially so that aside from our mortgage, every bill is current and up to date, with money in the bank to spare (sparingly).  The fact we have virtually no debt, no credit cards, and very minimal expenses has always helped our family, but now that financial discipline is really paying off when income is considerably down. While income has been down, our family has been up.  The kids are loving that I am home almost all day every day, and most days Amanda feels the same 🙂

At first I felt really unproductive just being home, and I felt like I lacked purpose and calling.  But just because we’re in an in-between season of ministry doesn’t mean calling disappears.  I know there is nothing else in the world I want to do besides raising my family, and youth ministry.  We had a few senior pastor scares (actually considering becoming a senior pastor!!!) and I am appreciative of the kind words shared with me from several people who thought I would be great at something like that.  But after getting away with God, I know clearly youth ministry is still where my passion and calling are at.

So our family is healthy, spiritually we’re doing great, and that brings me to physical health.  I started Insanity yesterday after a few unsuccessful retries at p90x2.  I didn’t realize how out of shape I have gotten (after all, I play football for hours every day).  So this is the last area I need to work on to really be completely healthy again and I am excited about the journey.  I may have let myself wallow in a little woe is me after a few job opportunities never materialized but I KNOW God has the perfect church, job, ministry and pastor so I am going to continue to get myself into the best shape possible all around so I am ready to step into what God has called me to do.

No matter the circumstances externally, remember that God still has a plan and a purpose and HE knows what’s going on.

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  1. Ruthie says:

    Wow! I’m proud of you guys and your determination to stay healthy in everything, and you’re right God always knows and His plan is best!!! Praying for ya! Love you guys:)

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