Finding Your Starting Point to the New You

The below excerpt is from my book The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Wellness.

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How do you feel today? Do you feel healthy? Do you feel strong and energetic? How are you doing spiritually? Are you walking in deep relationship with God? How about emotionally and mentally? What is going on in your heart and soul? Are you living out the life God has in store for you, or is that life being sidetracked by poor health in a specific area?

The first small step in the journey toward the new you—toward complete health in every area—is recognizing where you are. Before we get started, take a minute to think about your overall health and wellness. Rate yourself from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) in each of the following areas:

_____I am a healthy weight.

_____I eat and drink in a way that nourishes my body.

_____I walk at least ten thousand steps every day.

_____I have good, authentic friendships in my life.

_____I volunteer regularly.

_____I spend time seeking God daily.

_____I have forgiven the people in my life who have hurt me.

_____I get seven to nine hours of sleep every night.

_____I manage stress effectively.

_____I am intentional about choosing thoughts that benefit me.

These numbers represent your starting point. If they are low, don’t be discouraged. Be excited by the opportunity for growth. If your numbers are strong, that is great. Whatever your starting point may be, God will find you there as you commit to getting healthier and displaying his excellence to an onlooking world.

– Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson

The above excerpt is from p. 17-18 of The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Wellness.

With your copy of The New You, you will come away with specific strategies on how to lose weight, get more sleep, lower stress, nurture better relationships, connect with God and much more! Anyone who wants to trade in the frustration of average living and less-than health for the hallmarks of the new life God promises will find The New You an effective personal guide for the journey.

Your partner in ministry,


P.S. Just in time for the New Year, my new health and wellness book can help you discover how you can live up to your full God-given potential in 2021 — The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness. Click here to order it now.

Additionally, the YouVersion Bible app offers a free reading plan of The New You in a 7-day devotional format, so sign up today!


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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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