I keep telling myself, "It's not that big of a deal. Don't worry about it." See, I've just been swindled out of some money. As in, thousands of dollars. And there's really nothing I can do about it. I tend to be a pretty good negotiator, but I've reached the end of those abilities with no meaningful conclusion. If I'm being honest, the only meaningful conclusion I'd like is to get my money back.
"Everything's pretty stressful right now," are the words I uttered to a friend just this last week. And it was true. We're in the middle of moving across the country, ushering in a new job, a new house, new friends, new church. New schools, new gym, and new rhythms. And it's all just...a lot.
Ever struggled with anxiety? Yeah, me too. It can be pretty crippling, right? Yet the Bible so clearly tells us, "Do not be anxious about anything…" (Philippians 4:6)
If you were a tree where would you prefer to be planted? Close to a stream of flowing water? Or in the middle of the desert?
When you think of the word "idol," what comes to mind? A golden statue? Something you're supposed to bow down to? American idol?
Some people may see fitness and faith as competing interests, but not me. In fact, 1 Timothy 4 tells us that physical training is of value (though maybe not the most valuable thing). 1 Corinthians 6 tells us that our bodies are not our own, and that we honor God by the way we treat them.
Fit For More. What comes to mind when you read that? More fame, more money, more followers? Growth in those areas isn't bad, but life itself is about much more than those things.
As Christians we are called to honor God with our bodies. Fitness is a balancing act though, as physical workouts are of value but we must be careful not to become narcissistic and self-consumed. See what the Bible says about working out.