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9/19/13 at 03:04 PM 0 Comments

The Difficult and Important Work of Keeping Things Healthy

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Health requires work.

If you want to be healthy physically, it’s going to take work: the disciplines of exercise and wisdom/self-control in eating. Emotional health also requires work, the discipline of processing your feelings and your heart in light of truth, community, and God.

Same with the health of your family, your friendships, your church, or your business. It requires work.

I’m amazed at how many people want healthy without work. There is no such thing.

If you want healthy, you must put in the work.

If you’re the primary leader of your home, ministry, business unit, church, etc., perhaps the most difficult and important work you do is the often very ordinary work of keeping things healthy.

Justin Buzzard is founder and lead pastor of Garden City Church, a church plant in Silicon Valley, and author of the book The Big Story: How The Bible Makes Sense Out of Life and Date Your Wife.

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