Thursday, July 8, 2010

Exercise…… Physical and Otherwise

I read this on someone else’s blog several months ago.  I have it saved on my computer and read it from time to time.  She is talking about exercise.  I’ve printed it to hang in front of my treadmill.  I don’t remember where I got it from, if you are the author, thank you. 

The truth is:

  • Sometimes it's gonna hurt more than others.  I need to push through it and stop repeating the process of quitting when it gets too tough.
  • It's not just about exercise.  It's about discipline.  It's about sacrifice. It's about commitment.  It's about finishing the goal that He has set before me. 
  • It's about allowing Him to complete a work in me that seems nearly impossible.
  • He has given me a body that is capable of is a gift. 
  • I am not allowed to quit on this one.

It doesn't matter if I like it all the time.

I am learning.  Physically and spiritually it is about sticking to the plan, moving forward, adding more to what seems impossible...because I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13)

As I was reading it this morning, the last paragraph spoke volumes to me.   I am in the middle of God’s plan, I will stick to God’s plan and move forward.  As I am faithful, he will add more to what already seemed impossible.  What was meant for evil, He will turn for good.


Kelley said...

So true!

Jake said...

Awesome! So what plan of action are you taking as a result?

Reading posts like this makes me grit my teeth. :-|

Beckypdj said...

Jake - I am walking two miles a day on the treadmill, then doing some crunches and lots of stretching. The plan is to start shaving minutes off of the time it takes me to do the 2 miles. Eventually I want to do 3 miles a day, not sure of the speed yet.

Tammy Nischan said...

Thank you for inspiring me! I needed this today!

Love you,

Jennifer said...

These are great!! I think I will print them as well...

God bless this week -