Work Out Struggles

Do I Have What I Need When it Relates to My Work Out?

I’m struggling to understand my inability to work out when I have what I need to get the job done.  I know I need to work out somehow, someway and all because, it makes me feel better.

I ponder the need to shower, wash my hair, get ready, or whether I should wait till after work, then, I talk myself out of working out after work because of the energy I get after the work out.  I don’t want it to hinder my ability to sleep.

I have a gym at work and at home, yet I struggle with using it because, I’m at work and my not wanting to get hot and sweaty. I even bring workout clothes to wear so I can work out after work then I can head home after my work out.  But then I think about traffic. I think I will wait and work out when I get home then, home-life gets in the way.

To Pay Or Not To Pay

When I pay for a membership somewhere I push myself to work out because, of the money I am spending, so I go to the gym because I need to get my dollars’ worth out of it.  Then, there is the question can I even afford to pay this monthly fee to work out.  Then, I think about the long-term expense and yet there is the long-term benefit of working out. 

God created this body, I need to take care of it period!  What I put in my body can cause good and bad outcomes.  In the long run, it can affect the span of my life.  Lord, I need help in maintaining a regular regimen.  I cannot do it on my own because, of all the reasons I have listed above.

I'm struggling to understand my inability to workout when I have what I need to get the job done.
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Open My Eyes

I enjoy walking outdoors, Lord open my eyes to see your beauty. I too hear all your beauty. I get to hear the birds chirping and to see what you created, the trees, the flowers, the creatures crawling on the earth and then, I see what we created, the roads, signs, vehicles, structures that impede your beauty. 

I even think about the weeds growing that are green and that don’t require our care and they even look beautiful.  I know if I focused on myself as you have created me to be, I can either damage what was good or I can take care of what you created for good. 

This World

I think about all that is transpiring in this world right now.  There is so much pain and suffering going on in this world and in my body. Are the end of times at hand for this world and for my body or is this just the beginning?

Our physical being is what we are focusing on We are focused on how we look, what we wear and what we have. We’ve forgotten what we enjoy and the joy we get out of how we feel.

How we feel has been shut down, because, we have to deal with what is here and now. 

We have lost focus on our ultimate purpose which is life here and now.  When we have You Lord and make You our daily focus we can look forward to eternity with You. 

So, it’s time to get to work and work out all that is manifesting in us and around us!

Praying For You

Praying

Since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you!

We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives.

So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way.

Bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.

Giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Keep On Praying – Amen!

Wrestling With Your Past?

When it comes to wrestling with your past, is it about learning how to forget what happened? If that is the case this will mean you will no longer allow the past to affect you moving forward.

Where are you able to find joy in your life regardless of your past?

  • Self-Worth – Are you confident in your worth or your abilities?
  • Spiritual Life – What are your abilities in order to serve others?
  • Morals – Were you raised in a family that taught you about morals; a lesson, especially one concerning what is right or prudent, that can be derived from a story, a piece of information, or an experience?
  • New Creation – Have you accepted Christ into your life?
  • Achievements – What ways are you able to find and build upon your achievements?
  • Volunteer – Have you considered volunteering in an area you are passionate about?

Your Past

Sometimes we look to our past successes as a source of happiness and a way to feel good about ourselves.  When we should be thankful for how our Lord has helped each of us.

Eventually, we will begin to experience joy.

Pain

Have You Forgiven Your Offender?

Hurt Hurts

It is impossible to go through life without being hurt. Our hurt may happen because of the choice we have made to do something we shouldn’t be doing. We may even get involved with someone who may hurt us because of their poor choices or their own upbringing.

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Pain

Sometimes the pain we feel from the past can linger into the present, affecting the way we feel about ourselves, others and the Lord.

The Lord appeared to us in the past saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

Sometimes it seems like we will never live down the mistakes of our past.  Our sins seem too large, or we may even think we have exhausted God’s forgiveness.  

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Because of our past, we see ourselves as failures and unworthy of grace.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely, he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Good News Regarding Your Past

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God to comfort all who mourn and provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.

The Holy Spirit

Newborn Baby

We must let the Holy Spirit do His work.

Love and Good Deeds

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another — and all the more as you see the day approaching.  Hebrews 10:24-25

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 1 Peter 2:2-3

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death. Proverbs 13:14

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither — whatever they do prospers.  Psalms 1:1-3 

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalms 32:8

Jesus said: “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever — the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.  But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. John 14:16-17, 26

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5 

Focus on building supportive relationships versus fixing people.