Anyone ever said that you?
Have you ever said that to someone else?
Phantom pain, self diagnosis, mystery illness.
We assume that if no physical symptoms are evident, it must be a psychological influence, and those are not all bad, by the way.
It’s all in your head.
You should hope it is.
Erwin Raphel McManus is a pastor of a large church, with multi campuses, in Los Angeles, called Mosaic.
I have had the privilege of meeting and working with Erwin.
Great speaker, great author.
Refers to himself as a futurist.
I like that reference.
In Erwin’s book, Wide Awake, (The Future Is Waiting Within You), he writes about an accident he was involved in, as a older teenager, which left him without feeling from the waist down.
He recounts, being in the hospital room, ER, and needing to very badly go to the restroom.
His family, the doctors, nurses, would not help him.
He could not move.
When the others were out of the room, he flopped himself off the bed onto the floor, and drug his lifeless lower body down the hospital hallway.
He was able to climb up with his arms onto the toilet.
He then discovered he was not able to go back, under his own power.
While others were discussing him possibly be paralyzed, he decided this was not going to be his future.
He struggled to his feet, found strength in his legs and walked out of the restroom.
In the book Erwin wrote of that experience, summarizing it this way, “Sometime getting up and walking is more about your head than your legs.”
The Apostle Paul writes it this way, in his letter to the Romans, “Be transformed, in the renewing of your mind.”
So it is all in the mind.
That you can dream and achieve.
That you will do great things.
That you have a devine design built already within you.
Don’t just give God your heart.
Give him all of you.
Give God especially your mind.
For it is in the mind that God brings your future to pass.