And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”-Colossians 2:10
Over the last few days, I have been under the weather. For anyone who has been sick, this is not a fun way to spend any amount of time. At first, I thought it was just a cold and thought it would go away quickly but it did not. In fact, it got worse so I began to treat the sickness with medicine, water, and rest.
Saturday night and all day Sunday were really bad as I felt as bad as I had in a long time. In the few days that followed, I did very little except what I had to do including work and rest. While nobody likes being sick, it’s a part of life as everyone gets sick at some point in time so my main focus was getting better.
Health is not valued till sickness comes.”--Thomas Fuller
During this period of time, I learned an important lesson: it takes time and patience getting better. Of course, this goes without saying as we all go through this process many times and in different areas of life but like so many others, I had made things worse by not being patient. As with sickness, one can only get better if they allow for the sickness to leave the body completely.
While I was waiting and resting, I realized that being sick and getting better is much like a relationship with Jesus Christ. No, a relationship with Christ is not waiting for parasites to leave the body but in order to grow in Christ and to get better in one’s walk; one needs both time and patience. If you are anything like me, you will need a great deal of both and with time, we become healthier and are healed and with patience, we become complete in Christ.
In other words, at least from my personal experiences, we only get better when we allow for a sickness to leave the body or allow ourselves time to grow in our profession, marriage, relationship, or any other aspect of life. When we are patient with ourselves or others around us, we begin to see great results because greatness is not rushed. Rather, rushing a process typically makes things much worse which is why we are instructed to give it all to God. Or, Get Better, Become Whole.
This blessed Book brings such life and health and peace, and such an abundance that we should never be poor any more.”– Smith Wigglesworth