My resolution this year is NOT to work out. But before y’all lay down your dumbbells, toss aside your jump ropes, and kick the exercise balls to the curb…please hear me out.
I’m not saying we Jesus girls don’t need a little strengthening and toning. I’m not saying we shouldn’t work out this year. And I’m not saying exercise is bad—because studies show it promotes healthy living.
What I am doing is presenting a challenge for us work-out kings and queens.
The question is do you work on your outward beauty more than your inward beauty? Are you spending more time working out your body than working out your faith?
Confession: I didn’t exercise the entire year of 2010-- unless you count chasing kids and running up and down stairs with 10 pounds of laundry (for the record, I totally count this). For me personally, the more I exercise the more I focus on me.
Do my hips look good in these pants now that I’ve done all those leg lifts?
Is my stomach flat after all those crunches?
Why do I still see dimples when I’ve been working so hard?
Seemingly, time I spend on me is time I don’t spend with God.
You may not have this issue, but for me it works.
The point of 1 Timothy 4 verse 8 is to challenge us in the area of gospel training. Even though working out is good for the body, getting into God’s Word is even better for the soul.
Resolution: This year, let’s make sure our physical toning isn’t taking priority over our spiritual tuning.
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