'N oefensessie wat duur

Dwarsdeur my lewe, Ek het gegaan deur seisoene wanneer Ek het regtig gemotiveer om uit te werk. Toe ek in die hoërskool was ek wou net dofgeel genoeg om te beïndruk meisies te wees (Ek het misluk). In die maande voor my troue het ek probeer om te werk aan my wittebrood strand liggaam. Deesdae, Ek is net probeer om seker te maak ek leef verby my twintigs. My motivering het oor die jare verander, maar wat nog nie verander is hoe wispelturig diegene motivering is.

Miskien is jy natuurlik gemotiveerd buite skree om uit te werk om my vriende wat foto's en video's van hul opleiding regimen plaas elke dag. Maar as jy soos ek, jou motivering gaan op en af ​​soos 'n kind op 'n trampolien. Wat gebeur as die resultate van jou werk uit geduur vir ewig, alhoewel? Wil jy meer gemotiveerd?

Harde werk betaal

Tydens die Olimpiese Spele verlede maand was ek in verwondering as ek kyk na die weerlig vinnige bobsledders en highflying snow. Ek is beïndruk met hul atletiek uitnemendheid, maar ek was nog meer beïndruk toe ek gedink het oor die gedissiplineer opleiding moet geneem het om daar te kom.

Aan die einde van elke gebeurtenis toe die seëvierende atlete het op podiums die wenner se, met glimlagte op hul gesigte en medaljes rus op die bors, hulle was juis besig om die voordele van hul opleiding. Maar volgens die Bybel, daar is 'n beter soort opleiding nie omdat fisiese opleiding is waardeloos, maar omdat dit beperk.

As jy al ooit gewonder wat God dink oor jou workouts, hier is die antwoord: Hy meen dat dit voordelig is, maar beperk, waarde. Dus, terwyl jy hardloop, doen drills, en die opheffing van gewigte, rus in die wete dat dit 'n goeie ding om te doen. Hou jou liggaam in 'n goeie toestand is prysenswaardig, selfs verstandig-maar dit is net gaan om jou so ver te kry.

Dit is wat die apostel Paulus sê vir Timoteus:

"Maar het niks te doen met oneerbiedige en dom mites. eerder, lei jou in die godsaligheid, vir die opleiding van die liggaam het 'n beperkte voordeel, maar die godsaligheid is nuttig in elke opsig, aangesien dit hou belofte vir die huidige lewe en ook vir die lewe te kom." (1 Timothy 4:7-8)

Ons kan opsom Paulus se gedagtes oor die werk uit soos hierdie: Fisiese opleiding is goed, maar geestelike opleiding is beter. En dit is omdat fisiese krag is tydelik, terwyl die godsaligheid is die ewige. Wanneer Paulus praat oor "opleiding vir godsaligheid" Ek dink hy bedoel doen die dinge wat jy geestelik sterker te maak. Dit beteken die beoefening van die aktiwiteite wat jou goddelike maak. Miskien opheffing ons Bybel is nog minder wenslik is as die opheffing van 'n gewig, maar verwaarloos dit beteken dat ons mis uit op meer as 'n goeie gesondheid.

Forever is beter as 'n Oomblik

Ons weet almal dat wanneer iets langer duur dit meer wenslik. Niemand koop 'n motor te weet dit sal breek die volgende maand. Ons wil eerder iets wat 'n rukkie duur koop, omdat ons meer uit die belegging sal kry. Maar as ons so is bereken met besluite oor motors, hoeveel te meer bereken moet ons oor ons siele?

Hoe dikwels dink jy oor jou ewigheid? Die waarheid is, Ons moet daaroor dink meer as wat ons doen. Daar is geen twyfel dat ons almal vir ewig sal lewe; Die vraag is wat dit vir ewig sal wees soos. So moet ons beleggings nou maak, wetende dat die gevolge nooit sal eindig.

Dit moet 'n impak wat ons fokus op elke dag. Sport is 'n goeie, maar hulle is nie alles. Jou fisiese krag kan kry wat jy in die kollege, maar dit sal jou nie in die Hemel. Jy moet goeie sorg van jou liggaam, maar ons het iets swaarste om te sorg vir. Hoe gesond is jou siel?

Hoe op te lei

God stel ons in staat om "geestelike spiere" te bou toe ons laat gaan van die sonde en gryp 'n greep van Jesus. En dan stuur Hy ons na die gimnasium. Hy ons uit genade sy woord gegee, sy mense, en selfs sy oor. So kom ons lees, gemeenskap, en bid. Atlete oefen hard, want hulle wil om voorbereid te wees vir die spel of wedstryd voor hulle. Hulle wil in staat wees om te kompeteer teen 'n hoë vlak.

Almal van ons sal geestelike toetse in die gesig staar, proewe, en gevegte alledaagse. Is jy bereid? Vryloop nie werk vir atlete en dit sal nie werk vir Christene. Bybellees verlede jaar se is nie genoeg om jou te onderhou vanjaar. Ons sal net maak dit deur middel van hierdie marathon deur God se genade, maar hy berei ons vir die ras deur middel van ons geestelike oefening.

Dit is nuttig vir my om te onthou dat, terwyl die voordele van fisieke opleiding is beperk, die voordele van geestelike opleiding is onbeperk. Op daardie dae wanneer ek nie lus om te bid of lees God se Woord, Ek kan myself te herinner dat die voordeel is nie klein of tydelike. Dit sal nie net help my volgende week, Dit sal my help om in die volgende lewe. Dit is al wat die motivering wat ek nodig het.

AANDELE

37 kommentaar

  1. Daniel DryIce Reyesantwoord

    Trip thank you for this. For the past week I’ve been fearing death. I don’t know why but I do. I really needed to be reminded that heaven is the best thing ever and this earth won’t get me anything.

  2. GregBrownantwoord

    Thanks for this bit of encouragement! It is easy for some of us to become obsessed with eating healthy and exercising. But do you spend more time planning your meals and at the gym, than in times of prayer and study of the Word? It’s easy to have your priorities messed up, even on the mission field.

    Blessings in Christ to all!

  3. Mattantwoord

    ek stem saam. The spiritual fitness/exercise is FAR more important than any physical fitness/exercise, but I ALSO believe that both can be done at the same time as well. I know there is a fine line between working out for yourself and working out for God, but there is a difference (believe it or not). Working out for God, physically, includes the spiritual element. For instance, when you have a workout partner, you two talk periodically when you workout together. Imagine if, when you two talk, it isn’t about a pump, your muscles, ens. In plaas daarvan, when you talk, speak from your heart, and have fellowship with one another in Christ. The physical working out may be a common interest for those in the gym, but if you add the spiritual aspect, your fitness with go to an unearthly level (right where we are supposed to be), spreading the love of Christ. Kolossense 3:17

  4. Caseyantwoord

    It amazes me how The Lord speaks in so many different ways. I was wrestling with the thought ofI should work out todaybut was feeling like I fail at this area over and over again and somewhat feel it can be wasted time if it’s not something continuous in my life. Reading this blog was a reminder from God that He>I and when I focus on Him and train spiritually, I feel so much better and trust that it’s not time wasted. I think staying healthy is important but I know that digging into His word and seeking him is well worth every second of our life. Time with God is never wasted. Thanks for being obedient to what Christ has called you to share. Ek benodig hierdie. God bless You and your family Trip!

  5. Donnellantwoord

    Man this is awesome stuff, I love what you stand for. I love learning from your teachings in your music and now your book “Die goeie lewe”.

    THANK YOU!

  6. MrsRondoantwoord

    Dit was awesome. The two things I hope to gain and retain this year and yet I struggle with the one that is far more important than the other. Dankie Trip, your timely blogs have been very inspiring, and they constantly point me back to Superstar.

  7. Tee-boyantwoord

    Bro this is what I needed. I’ve been struggling and fighting with the spirit for the last couple of days. Just forgot to pray, read my bible, and even go to church. This is a wake up call. From now on I’m a changed man in Christ. I even thought God will n longer listen to me because of my ungodly life. Jesus died on the cross for me and I know I’m always welcome in his presence and he is just and faithful to forgive me from my sins.
    Bro I thank God for your life and the great work he he’s doing through you. God bless you for accepting his works.
    Stay blessed my brother.

  8. LoganLongantwoord

    I think this is very relevant in our culture today. How often do you see people at the gym for hours? Trip, I work at the YMCA and I see the same people day in and day out for at least an hour of working out, but generally more than that. And it gets you thinking, there’s probably a lot of Christians that come into my Y (We’re the largest in Indiana), so how many of them are spending 1-2 hours a day engaging themselves in spiritual activity? This is relevant to me because it’s the call out I needed to get back in shape physically and spiritually. Thank you brother.

    God seën,
    Logan Long

  9. Joshantwoord

    Haai,

    This is a word-for-a-season. In a culture there are so many social pressures to look good and for guys to be fit and ‘buff’, we can get so caught up in what we think we should be like, in what others tell us we need to look like.

    Saying that God thinks that workouts have limited value is spot on, compared to the eternity we can spend with God.

    This reminds me of David’s story when he is anointed king by Samuel 1 Samuel 16). God says in verse 7, “People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

    Bless you,

    Josh

  10. MannyRuizantwoord

    Really encouraging Trip! Anything that gets me closer to God truly brings me happiness and strengthen me! So thank you man. I really appreciate you. I’ll keep praying for you :)

  11. Liamantwoord

    Trip I am big into working out, but I have to remind myself to read this post every once in a while. Helps keep me focused on what really matters

  12. Brianantwoord

    Wow as a fellow blogger I love the content of this. I am a workout buff but it comes easier than sometimes finding the time to pick up my Word daily. I then wonder why I don’t stand up to trials like I should. Awesome reminder. Dankie Trip

  13. Njokiantwoord

    This is really encouraging and it has been something that’s been on my mind. I don’t read my Bible everyday, in fact, I could go for 2 of 3 days without getting in touch with God’s Wordbut now I know that I’m denying myself eternal benefits. It means so much to me that what I read today will help me next week or next month. I can’t rely on what I did last year, or last weekI’m working out for my eternity!!
    Godliness has value for ALL THINGS holding promise for both the present life and the life to come!
    Dankie Trip Lee, for letting God work through youImma read the Word more! :)

  14. Ngosaantwoord

    that was awesome message Trip, I have always wondered whether working out is wrong or not or simply unnecessary. Your analysis clears the air on that one. Thanx, keep BRAGING BRO!!