“Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong— then guide me on the road to eternal life.”Psalm 139:23-24 MSG.
Health is paramount. You don’t realise its worth until something happens, then you realise just how much you need yourself to fulfill the purpose for which you were created.Seven years ago, I had a health scare that landed me into hospital. The admitting doctor explained to me that he wanted to do some investigations to rule out any possible medical conditions and come up with a diagnosis. Most importantly, he wanted to know what caused my symptoms so he can know how to treat that.
So I was investigated. I underwent all sorts of tests. I had a blood work up, I had X-rays of various parts of my body, CT- Scan of my brain, Exercise test, Bubble Echo, Sensation test and name it all. Despite having all these tests done, no specific cause for my malady was determined, however, the diagnosis was not a mystery. I had a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) or commonly known as Mini Stroke. This indisposition was a wake up call for me. The question was, what if the worst had happened? What if it was not a ‘mini’ but a ‘full’ blown stroke. It was at that point when self investigation started. How’s my lifestyle? Am I sedentary or active? What are my eating habits? What can I do to support my health? Healthy eating, exercise, rest and sleep are all part of a healthy life style that I now enjoy. After having my health investigated, I came up with solutions to support my health. I do my part and leave the rest to God to do his part.Lesson learned is that it is imperative for one to Investigate themselves in every aspect of their life in order to make life’s improvements; health, financial, relationships, career, spiritual, Emotional and Psychological. How does one have every area of their life investigated? Simple. Just as the right tools and equipment were used to investigate my health, use the the correct tools and go to the right people, the specialists.