A New Career And Another Set Back
Friday, March 11, 2016
Hey everyone! It's been some time that I have written...I have since met my weight loss goal! I have also begun certification for NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). I am so excited!
In all my excitement, I accidentally rolled my ankle and have been down for over a week. I am relying on God's Grace to embrace this new challenge fully and trust ALL that God desires will come true.
It seems every time I take over some new ground in this journey, just when I think I will reach ALL my fitness and strength goals...something happens to set me back. I realize this is part of life....Especially, our life in Christ. We are ALWAYS growing in some way! We will never be finished until that faithful Day!
Phillippians 3: 12-16:
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
I also realize that setbacks TRAIN us to be humble. While we train our bodies, we must never neglect our spiritual training! Yet, something SPARKED in me today, as I was in prayer....
I used to think, " Lord, if it isn't meant for me to be in the physical shape I desire to be...if it somehow would cause me to lose sight of You, then I don't want it..."
BUT TODAY I PRAYED:
"Lord Jesus, please humble me, and grow me up to the place that should I attain a bodybuilder's physique, I should never lose sight of Who You are to me...my Everything!"
Above all, make me strong in humility Lord Jesus! I owe You my whole life!
I don't want to be a bodybuilder...I just want this body to be in peak physical function and be able to see the results. Am I asking for perfection? No. Am I asking to look 20 again? No. I am asking to be the best me I can be at this season in time. I feel I have yet to fully live up to that....maybe I am still a work in progress.
I feel that is an honorable prayer. I only ask for God's will be done in my life and in this journey in faith and fitness. I know one thing, I will never give up on God, or myself. I hope this encourages someone out there... Amen!