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 exercising...it 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.

5 comments:

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,
tammy

Jennifer said...

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

God bless this week -