Do With What You Got

So…   continuing this week’s conversation on why it is so hard to commit to making some real positive changes in life, I offer this: often we are discouraged from doing something to build healthy momentum in our lives because we feel like we don’t have the right stuff.

How many times have we turned aside from getting fit because we don’t have a treadmill at home…   or we don’t have a gym membership? How many times have we said that we just can’t eat good and healthy because we don’t have the time or money to buy and cook the right stuff? How many times have we said, “I just don’t have the right place, time, tools, situation, or talents to make it work”?

The great thing about the life of faith…   the life of Christian faith…   is that we know God works with who and what we are to bring positive changes to ourselves and the world. Each of us, the Scriptures say, are like a part of the body…   and we should be about the business of living life to the fullest within the parameters of the who, what, when, where, why, and how of our own lives:

Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot would say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear would say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? (1 Corinthians 12:14-17)