Definition: Accept as true.
We live in a world where absolutes are challenged, changed or even completely ignored. Many also BELIEVE that absolute truth is false. Defining what is right and what is wrong is not necessarily so black and white. So, how do we determine something to be true or good or praiseworthy? Answer: We turn to our Bibles. Our nation was founded on the Word of God. The Ten Commandments determined the rules and regulations of our Government. Have they not been challenged? Have they not been threatened to change? The covenant of marriage: challenged and changed. A woman having the right to kill her child: Challenged and changed. Pretty heavy topics, I know, but how about something as simple as basic nutrition? Nutrition is constantly challenged and always changing. Gluten-free this. Paleo that. Is a high fat diet better than a low carb diet? What about going sugar free? Calorie counting, Adkins, Weight Watchers, red meat and on and on we could go.
How do we determine what is right and what is wrong?
Thankfully the Bible has an answer for every issue known to man no matter how big or how small. However, the Bible doesn’t necessarily spell things out like so many of us were hoping for. We only see things as clearly as a dusty mirror. (1 Cor. 13:12) This is why God sent what he calls “The Helper/Counselor” (Aka: Holy Spirit). Once we BELIEVE and accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, the Holy Spirit takes residence in our body. (John 14:26) The Holy Spirit is our conscience. The more we believe, rest and trust in God’s truth, the louder and more accurate our conscience becomes. If there’s an issue that seems to be gray, we bring it before our Maker. We pray; we listen and we trust He will point us in the direction of TRUTH. Hearing from the Lord is one of the most exciting parts of being a child of God and an experience I long for all my loved ones to take part in.
What I’m trying to say is, I believe from my heart of heart that what I chose as a career is bringing goodness into peoples lives. I determined (with some help) the final word for my logo to be BELIEVE because I am completely and totally convinced I am doing something good, something pure and something amazing with being able to help people achieve total wellness. I care about exercise and nutrition and my affections are lit from learning how to make client’s bodies healthy, their minds sharp, and their overall well being wonderfully functional. Whatever you value and praise, you will naturally share and I want to always and forever share my passion for fitness with the world. So, with any major controversial topic in life, ask yourself: What do you believe and why do you believe that? Who/What is your source of info? How do you determine your truth? It’s important to have a sturdy stance on big topics and also minor topics. When it comes to wellness, ask yourself:
- What weight-training program do you think will make your body fit?
- How or what should you be eating to meet your goals?
- What will it take to develop your mind?
- What do you find l ovely? Praiseworthy? Motivating? Encouraging?
Meditate on that. (Philippians 4:8)
Get your mind right. Bring your thought life before the Lord; get yourself organized and THEN start to pursue a genuine lifestyle change. You may not agree with this philosophy, but this is what I sincerely believe will help you conquer your wellness journey. And… Super important: Find a workout buddy. You NEED a companion to do life with. Getting healthy is not easy. Or…even better: find a trainer (wink, wink) I’d LOVE to walk along side you! I’ve already been praying for you and I’m excited to see whom God’s going to bring to my gym in 2016.
Love you guys and thanks for reading,