Today, started out pretty good. Started getting rid of the cold that I have been harboring for nearly a week now, and it finally feels great to not be coughing up strange things. To be honest it was weirder knowing that I couldn't identify the things I had eaten more so than actually having eaten them. But that side topic is over.
With my recent cold I realized that even the simple things that I do each day are harder when I don't take care of myself. I don't exercise, or eat healthy enough on a daily basis. Being part of the younger generation, sort of, I can definitely understand the lack of caring about my body and the things I am doing to myself that will have long lasting repercussions. For example, this last weekend I was still reeling from a cold, and didn't feel like leaving the house let alone wanting to walk around a park full of animals and other people with some relatives. It was more a lack of energy, and I know from personal experience that if I don't rest when I'm sick I get worse. Though that actually happened and Sunday I ended up laid out on the couch in a sort of coma coupled by a massive migraine. It was definitely something I regretted and only hit my in the midst of the pain that I needed to take better care of myself.
Though as I think more on the subject of health, and life in general I know that my strength will never be perfect. I will always grow weak, and weary no matter how much I try working out, or eating healthy. I am reminded of by a verse in Isaiah; "He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." (Isaiah 40:29-31 ESV) There is no amount of strength that I can have that will matter apart from God. I will always fall faint, and weary when I do things apart from him. That will be the driving force in my life, which is to turn to Him in all things, because I know that without Him I am nothing.