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    One Decision Changed Everything

    Serve From A Heart of Love June 8, 2017 Enhancing Human Performance
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    What was the one decision that changed my life?    To take care of God's children whether they could afford the care or not.
    To be perfectly clear, it didn't happen right away. Early on in practice I was on a spiritual journey trying to find my way back to God. I had spent 10 to 15 years trying to find joy, happiness and fulfilment in all the wrong places. I couldn't find these things in a busier practice, in better results, in faster cars, or bigger homes. 

    Once I journeyed back to God the scales fell off of my eyes and I could see the obvious. Jesus would want me to take care of the poor in the same way I would take care of the rich.
    Everyone deserves the same quality of care regardless of ability to pay. I cannot tell you how often I have had discussions with chiropractors about this one subject: what to do with patients that cannot afford care. I have heard every argument.  Don't ever give your care away, never lessen the value of your care by discounting it, take one or two scholarships a month and have everyone else wait etc., etc. 

    The justification to only adjust those that can afford it came from every angle. I only have so much energy and time to be a chiropractor and I need to maximize my revenue, I don't want to be bending over patients, sacrificing my body and not get paid what I deserve. There are a hundred other variations on this same theme. The bottom line is that none of these arguments hold water.
    The Bible says to not treat the rich better than the poor. Don't give the rich the best seats in the church. Jesus said that when you look after the sick and the poor we are taking care of Him. When the Holy Spirit came in power on Pentecost, people were compelled to sell their belongings and share everything with their neighbours. 

    The bottom line is that my experiment with taking up the challenge of serving everyone regardless of their ability to pay has worked. It's been ongoing for the last 25 of my 31 years in practice and it is true. You cannot out-give God and there is more joy in giving than in receiving.

    At our practice my partners and I have given away over 10 million dollars in care over the past 2 decades. I wouldn't change a thing. Yes I could have been more profitable, I could have seen less people and made more money and it would have been easier on my body, but it would have been a job not a calling. There would have been many good times but it would not have brought me great inner joy and peace. I would have been very successful in the eyes of the world but I would have missed many opportunities to share God's love.

    We all need a new perspective. The perspective of the world that there is a limited amount of resources and that acquiring our portion of those resources is somehow going to make us happy is a lie.
    The reality is that there are unlimited resources in God's economy and we are not to be about acquiring as much as possible. At best we should excel in our calling and allow the wealth to flow through us. 

    Another way of looking at finances from a spiritual perspective is that the money God flows into our lives is like seed. If we plant the seed it will reap an even greater harvest. If, however, we take the wealth God provides to us and we consume it all, then in essence we are eating all our seed and will not leave anything for God to multiply. No seed, no harvest.

    I guess that's the bottom line. Sharing God's love from above down inside out is the ultimate spiritual journey and it is the way to experience pure joy. It's not always easy.
     It will be a struggle at times but it's worth all the sacrifice. Stop worrying about getting paid your full fee and start taking care of God's people.
     It is one decision you will not regret.

    With much Love,

    Coach Yurij


    On Thursday, June 29, 2017, Maryann Barrow said:

    Yurij, you are a great teacher and I think this is what Angela has been doing her whole life.


    On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Lindsay Bourque said:

    Applying this principle in my practice has created the most freedom of anything I've done. It allows me to let go of myself and follow the calling of being a chiropractor. Outstanding post!


    On Monday, June 12, 2017, Ian Paddock said:

    Thanks for the post Dr. Yurij --- I'm always blessed by what God lays on your heart. At this stage of my life, I'm becoming increasingly aware of the responsibility that comes with the "talents" God has entrusted to me. However, the difference between being completely used up by Him for His purposes and the cares of this world is about eighteen inches. Thanks for the reminder and the challenge. Blessings, Ian Paddock


    On Monday, June 12, 2017, David Covey said:

    Great heart and great wisdom in that post. Thanks for encouraging me to do the same. I have been greatly blessed along the way for making the same decision 20 years ago. Yes, I could have been more profitable per person in this life by only seeing those who could afford care. But I am storing eternal riches when I am Jesus' hands by taking care of those Jesus sends to me. How can I lose on a deal like that?


    On Monday, June 12, 2017, John Brouse said:

    Great post! This is a mind battle that I have had many times: Dollar Visit Average vs. serving God's People. Seems like an easy decision when you put in the terms you have, even though analytically it can be a challenge.


    On Monday, June 12, 2017, Brad P. said:

    Isn't that the truth, that we try to find joy, happiness, fulfillment in all the wrong place. And only through having a heart of Christ and walking the path we are called to do we ultimately find peace. For me this is so true and this was the reminder I needed this morning.


    On Friday, June 9, 2017, Ian Quist said:

    Great post! Just yesterday I had a single mom with three kids in the office. She just bought her first house. She told me that they were all going to have their own room! She has shared her bedroom with her youngest child for the last SEVEN years! With tears in her eyes, she told me that she couldn't have done this if it weren't for people like us, helping her financially. Making her care affordable for her and allowing her to continue working! WARRIOR is touching so many lives! Thanks for being so great!


    On Friday, June 9, 2017, Cedric Tomico said:

    So Thankeful for your GIANT heart Coach!!!!! It is quite evident even by these posts where you stand. Warrior Wisdom is not something you MUST do but rather something that brings you JOY in knowing the lives of others that you are SERVING!!! Love you Coach.


    On Friday, June 9, 2017, Tyler Kong said:

    Thanks coach for sharing an awesome post. This really resonates with me and is one of the reasons I love Warrior. God always provides as I've personally experienced these last few months and its been awesome to see his promises are real! #step into the fear!


    On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Yves said:

    Not really a popular and common view in many business environments. Developing an attitude of abundance and generosity to some extent is in conflict with the nature of for profit organizations. this could be a long discussion. I get the point from Yurij and it resonates with me. Not sure the CEO of Rolex is on board yet! YMCA seems to share the view! Thanks Yurij


    On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Dr. Julie Donoso said:

    Thanks coach :) I've done this from the beginning and you're right...it's not always easy, but it's worth it :)


    On Thursday, June 8, 2017, David Cameron said:

    AMEN! Thanks for the reminder Coach.


    On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Denise Tomlin said:

    Amen to that!!! So true! And it has helped me grow and be more congruent as well. More joy! More miracles because people get corrections and stick with care. And more overall profit. Thanks Yurij!


    On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Stephen Lippitt said:

    When I first started doing this I was fearful of how it would affect my practice and bottom line. I stepped into the fear though, and made it a part of my practice. It has been a true blessing to help those truly in need. I've since found that my financial fears as a result of doing this were unfounded. God still takes care of me, and I have more than enough for my family. But more importantly people in my community with no where else to go who desperately need help get help. It transforms their life and those around them. Thanks for helping me find the courage to step into this Yurij.


    On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Brad said:

    Wow Yurij! I don't even know where to start with this. Your heart explodes right out of the wisdom. Thank-you for following God's heart in your life. It continues to change the world for so many of us. Much love! Brad


    On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Jason Wiebe said:

    That. is. truth. Certainty that changes everything. No looking back. This is an outstanding post!!


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