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Yn myn libben, Ik haw gien troch seizoenen doe't ik it echt motivearre te wurkjen út. Doe't ik yn hege skoalle ik krekt woe wêze buff genôch to impress famkes (ik bin sakke). Yn de moannen foar myn houlik ik waard besocht om te wurkjen oan myn houliksreis strân lichem. Dizze dagen, Ik bin krekt besocht om wis Ik wenje foarby myn jierren tweintich. Myn motivations hawwe feroare de rin fan de jierren, mar wat hat net feroare is hoe't ynstabyl dy motivations binne.

Miskien jo binne fansels motivearre te work out-shout út nei myn freonen, dy't post pics en videos fan harren oplieding regimen eltse dei. Mar as jo binne as my, jo motivations geane op en del as in kid op in trampoline. Wat as de resultaten fan dyn wurk út duorre foar altyd, lykwols? Wolle jo mear motivearre?

Hard Wurk Pays Off

Tidens de Olympyske Winterspullen lêste moanne ik wie yn ûntsach as ik seach bliksem fluch bobsledders en highflying snowboarders. Ik wie ûnder de yndruk fan harren athletic útstek, mar ik wie noch mear ûnder de yndruk as ik tocht oer de ynstudearre oplieding moat hawwe nommen om dêr.

Oan 'e ein fan elke evenemint as de triomfearjende sporters stie op de winner fan Carambole, mei smiles op hjar oantlit, en medaljes rêstende op harren kisten, hja wienen it fersulverjen fan harren oplieding. Mar neffens de Bibel, der is in superieure soarte fan trening-net omdat fysike oplieding is waardeloos, mar omdat it beheind.

As jo ​​ha ea ôffregen wat God tinkt oer jo workouts, hjir is it antwurd: Hy tinkt dat hat foardielich, mar beheind, wearde. Sa wylst jo, dwaan boren, en it opheffen gewichten, rêst yn 'e kennis dat it is in goed ding om te dwaan. Keeping jo lichem yn goede foarm is commendable-sels wiis-mar it allinnich der allinnich mar jo sa fier.

Dit is wat de apostel Paulus sei tsjin Timothy:

"Mar hawwe neat te krijen mei irreverent en silly myten. Leaver, traine dysels yn frommens, foar de oplieding fan it lichem hat in beheinde foardiel, mar frommens is heilsum yn alle wei, sûnt it hâldt belofte foar it hjoeddeiske libben en ek foar it libben te komme." (1 Timothy 4:7-8)

Wy koenen sum up Paulus syn tinzen op wurkjen út as dit: Fysike oplieding is goed, mar geastlik oplieding is better. En dat is omdat fysike krêft is tydlik, wylst frommens is ivich. Doe't Paulus fertelt oer "oplieding foar frommens" Ik tink er betsjut dogge de dingen dy't om dy geastlik sterker. It betsjut belûken yn 'e aktiviteiten dy't meitsje jo mear godly. Miskien it opheffen ús bibel is noch minder winsklik as opheffen in gewicht, mar neglecting it betsjut wy misse út op mear as goede sûnens.

Forever Is Better as A Moment

Wy allegearre witte, dat as wat duorret langer it is mear winsklik. Nimmen keapet in auto witte dat ik brekke del de folgjende moanne. Wy wolle leaver keapje wat dat duorret in skoft, want wy sille krije mear út fan de ynvestearrings. Mar as wy hâlde fan berekkene mei besluten oer auto, hoe folle mear berekkene moatte wy wêze oer ús sielen?

Hoe faak jo tinke oer jo ivichheid? De wierheid is, wy moatte tinke oer it mear as wy dwaan. Der is gjin sprake, dat alle fan ús sil libje yn ivichheit; de fraach is wat dat foar altyd sil wêze as. Sa wy moatte meitsje ynvestearrings no, wittende dat de gefolgen sille nea in ein oan.

Dit moatte effekt wat wy rjochtsje op de dei nei dei. Sport binne goed, mar se binne net alles. Jo fysike krêft kinne krije jo yn kolleezje, mar it sil dy net yn de himel. Jo moatte nimme goede soarch fan jo lichem, mar wy hawwe wat swierdere te soarch foar. Hoe sûn is dyn siel?

How To tem

God stelt ús te bouwen "geastlike muscle" doe't wy litte gean fan sûnde en nim in hold fan Jezus. En doe hy stjoert ús nei de sportskoalle. Hy is genedich jûn ús syn wurd, syn folk, en sels syn ear. Sa litte wy lêze, mienskip, en bid. Athletes trein hurd omdat se wolle wurde taret foar de wedstriid of wedstriid foarút fan harren. Se wolle kinne stride op in heech nivo.

Alle fan ús sil face geastlike testen, kearen besykje, en slaggen deistich. Binne jo ree? Coasting wurket net foar sporters en it sil net wurkje foar Kristenen. Ferline jier fan bibel lêzen is net genôch om folhâlde jo dit jier. Wy sille allinne meitsje it troch dizze maraton troch Gods genede, mar hy riedt ús foar de race troch ús geastlike oefening.

It is helpful foar my om te ûnthâlden dat wylst de foardielen fan fysike oplieding wurde beheind, de foardielen fan geastlike training binne ûnbeheind. Op dy dagen doe't ik net fiele as bidden of it lêzen fan Gods Wurd, Ik kin bringe mysels dat it foardiel is net lyts of tydlike. It sil net allinne helpe my nije wike, It sil helpe my yn 'e folgjende libben. Dat is al de motivaasje ik nedich.

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  1. Daniel DryIce ReyesAntwurdzje

    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. GregBrownAntwurdzje

    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. mattAntwurdzje

    I agree. 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, etc. Ynstee, 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. Kolossers 3:17

  4. CaseyAntwurdzje

    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. Ik nedich dit. God bless You and your family Trip!

  5. DonnellAntwurdzje

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

    THANK YOU!

  6. MrsRondoAntwurdzje

    This 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. Thanks Trip, your timely blogs have been very inspiring, and they constantly point me back to Superstar.

  7. Tee-boyAntwurdzje

    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. LoganLongAntwurdzje

    I think this is very relevant in our culture today. How often do you see people at the gym for hours? Reis, 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 seinigt,
    Logan Long

  9. joshAntwurdzje

    Hey,

    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. MannyRuizAntwurdzje

    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. LiamAntwurdzje

    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. BrianAntwurdzje

    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. Thanks Trip

  13. NjokiAntwurdzje

    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!
    Thanks Trip Lee, for letting God work through youImma read the Word more! :)

  14. NgosaAntwurdzje

    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!!