Get the F's in-line!
When you read those three words, what feelings do they immediately evoke?
Do you feel frustration because you know something is lacking in one or more of these areas?
Do you connect with these words because at least one or two hold deep value in your life?
I have answered yes to each of these questions at different stages in my life and know that all are vital to facing the challenges experienced in every day life.
I was raised in the church. Faith was a word I heard a million times. Still, I didn't understand how powerful TRUE FAITH found in a REAL RELATIONSHIP with God would be. In fact, I am still learning and growing in this understanding everyday.
Fitness, well it's been a long journey because I fell in love with fitness at the age of 17, right after having my first daughter. Yes, you read right, a little girl raised in church, hasn't always done what's right. What I have done is learn, grow and finally except Gods mercy and grace. I love seeing how God uses the broken!
But back to fitness. It started as a desperate effort to "Get my BODY BACK!" The very body that I tried to find fulfillment in. The one that got me the attention that I so desperately sought because my soul was searching for God but my sinful nature thought I could fill that void my own way. That journey, 19 years later, looks absolutely different and has become a healthy passion and journey that I love taking with others who are serious about taking care of the temple that God trusted them with. The one in which the spirit of the Lord lives in ... YOU!
Family. It's what God gave me despite myself... but can I be honest? Many times I felt like the burdens of giving up my youth to become a mom was to much! I love my daughters and my husband more than life itself, still I struggled because maybe there was something better out there. Maybe I had missed out on my dreams and settled. But what I found was, God called us to love one another and next to Gods love, family is as good as it gets!
1 Corinthians 9:25 All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.
This is my reminder that like an athlete, God calls me to be disciplined but not simply for the victory of success in my career, family, or body but in my faith that I might live the abundant life Jesus died for and spend eternity in heaven.
1 Corinthians 9:26 So I run with a purpose in every step. I am not just shadow boxing.
I want to live life with purpose on purpose. I don't want to simply go through my days being "busy" fooling myself that means success, importance or happiness. I believe you and I desire to look back at the end of our life with a full heart knowing that we weren't just shadow boxing through all of the distractions life threw our way, we fought with a purpose and WON!
1 Corinthians 9:27 I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.
As an online Health and Fitness Coach who lives her life out loud and online, I don't want to look back and realized that I preached health and fitness but didn't take the time to dig deeper! To truly look at the ROOT of what matters most!
That's why I drew the line and decided to take a stand!
I want more than six pack abs, although I won't complain if I get them, I want to live the abundant life that Jesus died for me to live! I want to live in rhythm with the Holly Spirit not driven by my emotions and wondering why I'm so overwhelmed. I want to OVERCOME!
I don't know if you can relate to any of that but I am on a mission to make sure these three words remain the foundational building blocks in which I build my life. I want to overcome and conquer that which the enemy tries to use to hold me back in fear or simply to keep me distracted for all that God has for me. I'm on a mission and if you feel the same, then I want you and anyone you may know that feels the same, to join me!
If you've found yourself feeling stressed out, frustrated or tired physically, spiritually or emotionally. Maybe you want the best in your faith, fitness and family but you're tired and need some encouragement and support. Girlfriend, I've been there but we don't have to stay there!
Let's do life together!
Let's start by spending seven days together that focus on those three building blocks, in a judgement free group where we can dialogue, shift our focus, and work on creating the life we desire to live.
This group will be held on my Facebook like page. All you have to do is click the link below tojoin!
And do me a favor, invite as many friends as you can! Think about it, none of us can fully carry out our God given purpose if we are missing one of these pieces.
If our faith is shaky, so is everything else. If our confidence or energy is missing then it directly effects every area of our lives. If we feel frustrated in our family life and don't see Gods bigger purpose and plan then its easy for everything to seemingly fall apart. So don't simply click the link to join, share the link and this blog post with every woman you know. We are the hands and feet of God and I firmly believe that God uses the power of social media to get his word out, to build community and to change our lives!
Its not the only way but it sure is a powerful tool, lets use it.