I came across the Verse of the Day recently and it really hit home and made me rethink and reflect on everything I've been spending my time on recently.
Then he said to all, “Anyone who wants to follow me must put aside his own desires and conveniences and carry his cross with him every day and keep close to me! Whoever loses his life for my sake will save it, but whoever insists on keeping his life will lose it;
Luke 9:23-24 TLB
The last part, "but whoever insists on keeping his life will lose it".
Now, it sounds to me like any act of medicating ourselves or having our basic need for survival creates a discrepancy on this verse.
I've been trying to fix my health for quite some time now, and reading this verse makes me wonder if I'm doing the right thing by going with the social norm and what the culture and society think is right, or allowing God full control of my life instead.
I always insisted on keeping my life, per se was because I assumed it was God telling me to do this, when instead the flesh and fear cause me to worry over something I really have no control over.
What do you all think of this verse? Is it out of context in my expression