Moyo wanga, Ine ndapita mwa nyengo pamene ine ndakhala zimenezo ntchito. Ndili ku sukulu ya sekondale Ndimangofuna kukhala buff mokwanira kuti tisangalatse atsikana (ndalephera). Mu miyezi pamaso pa ukwati wanga ine ndinali kuyesera kugwira ntchito kokasangalala wanga gombe thupi. Masiku ano, Ine ndikungoyesera kuonetsetsa ndimakhala kale makumi wanga. zolinga zanga pa zaka, koma chimene sanasinthe ndi mmene akamupandukira zolinga amene ali.
Mwina ndinu mwachibadwa chinachititsa kuti achite-kufuula kuti anzanga amene aika photo ndi mavidiyo a maphunziro Malamulo awo tsiku lililonse. Koma ngati muli ngati ine, zolinga zanu kupita mmwamba ndi pansi monga mwana pa trampoline ndi. Kodi ngati zotsatira za ntchito yako zinatha kalekale, Komabe? Kodi inu kukhala chinachititsa?
Mwakhama Ntchito limapindula
Pa Zima Olympic mwezi watha ine ndinali mantha monga Ndinangoyang'ana mphezi bobsledders mwamsanga ndipo highflying snowboarders. Ndinachita chidwi ndi ulemu othamanga, koma ndinali kwambiri chidwi pamene ine ndinaganiza za maphunziro kulangidwa ayenera kuti anatengedwa kuti adzafike.
Kumapeto kwa chochitika chilichonse pamene mpikisanowo wopambana anaima pa podiums wopambana wa, ndi kumwetulira pa nkhope zawo ndi mendulo tikupumula pa zifuwa zawo, iwo anali kukolola ubwino wa maphunziro awo. Koma malinga ndi Baibulo, pali mtundu wapamwamba wa maphunziro osati chifukwa thupi maphunziro ndisapenye zachabe, koma chifukwa iwo okha.
Ngati inu munayamba mwadzifunsapo chimene Mulungu amaganizira za workouts wanu, pano pali yankho: Iye amaganiza kuti ali opindulitsa, koma okha, mtengo. Kotero pamene inu akuthamanga, kuchita akufa pochita, ndi kunyamula zitsulo, mpumulo kudziwa kuti chinthu chabwino kuchita. Kusamalira thupi lanu mu mawonekedwe abwino n'zabwino, ngakhale nzeru, koma okha tifika inu mpaka.
Izi n'zimene mtumwi Paulo anauza Timoteyo:
"Koma ndiribe kanthu kochita ndi nthano yosayenerera ndipo mopusa. m'malo, kuphunzitsa nokha mu umulungu, maphunziro a thupi kuli ndi phindu zochepa, koma chipembedzo n'kopindulitsa m'zonse, popeza chikhala nalo lonjezano la moyo uno ndi moyo likudzalo." (1 Timothy 4:7-8)
Ife tikhoza n'cigwagwa maganizo a Paulo pa ntchito monga chonchi: Kuchita masewera olimbitsa thupi ndi abwino, koma maphunziro auzimu bwino. Ndipo ndicho chifukwa mphamvu ndi osakhalitsa, pamene chipembedzo wosatha. Pamene Paulo akunena za "maphunziro kwa umulungu" Ine ndikuganiza iye kumatanthauza kuchita zinthu zimene inu mwauzimu. Zikutanthauza kuchita zinthu zimene kungakuthandizeni Mulungu. Mwina kukweza Baibulo ndi ngakhale zochepa zofunika kuposa kukweza kulemera kwake, koma kuja kumatanthauza kulephera pa kuposa thanzi labwino.
Muyaya kuposa mphindi
Ife tonse tikudziwa kuti pamene chinachake limapitirira ndi yabwino. Palibe amene akugula galimoto podziwa izo kuphwanya mwezi wotsatira. Ife kulibwino kugula chinthu chimene chimakhala kanthawi, chifukwa ife kwambiri ndi ndalama ndi. Koma ngati ife kotero masamu ndi zochita za magalimoto, koposa kotani masamu tiyenera za moyo wathu?
Kodi mukuganiza za kunthawi yanu? choonadi, tiyenera kuganiza za izo kuposa timachita. Palibe funso kuti tonsefe moyo wosatha; Funso ndi chimene adzakhala ngati. Choncho tiyenera ndalama tsopano, podziwa kuti zotsatira zake sizidzatha.
Izi ziyenera zimakhudzira zimene timaganizira za tsiku ndi tsiku. Sports zabwino, koma iwo sali chilichonse. mphamvu zanu mukhoza mu koleji, koma sadzapeza inu Kumwamba. Muyenera kusamalira thupi lanu, koma tili ndi zofunika kusamalira. Kodi mumakhala moyo wanu?
Mulungu kumatithandiza kuti amange "minofu zauzimu" pamene ife apite ya uchimo ndi kukatenga kugwira Yesu. Ndiyeno iye akutumiza kuti ochitira masewera a. Iye chisomo watipatsa Mawu ake, anthu ake, ngakhale khutu lake. Choncho tiyeni tiwerenge, chiyanjano, ndipo pempherani. Othamanga kuphunzitsa zovuta chifukwa chofuna kukonzekera masewera kapena machesi inawatsogolera. Iwo amafuna kuti athe kupikisana pa mlingo mkulu.
Tonsefe mayesero zauzimu, mayesero, ndi nkhondo tsiku ndi tsiku. Kodi Mwakonzekera? Coasting sachiza othamanga ndi izo sizigwira ntchito kwa Akhristu. kuwerenga Baibulo chaka chatha sikokwanira kuti zikuthandizeni chaka chino. Ife okha bwinobwino mpikisano uwu mwa chisomo cha Mulungu, koma iye athu mpikisano mwa zolimbitsa thupi lathu zauzimu.
Ndizothandiza kwa ine kukumbukira kuti pamene ubwino wa maphunziro thupi okha, ubwino wa maphunziro auzimu ndi malire. Masiku amenewo pamene ine samaona ngati akupemphera kapena kuwerenga Mawu a Mulungu, Ine ndikhoza hii kuti phindu si yaing'ono kapena zosakhalitsa. Iwo osati andithandize sabata yamawa, zikuthandizani ine mu moyo wotsatira. Ndicho zolinga zonse ndikufunika.
March 11, 2014 / pa 10:40 ndine
This truly blessed me…!!!Thank YOU!!& Mulungu akudalitseni….thank you for allowing the lord to use you.
March 11, 2014 / pa 10:42 ndine
Thanks for this good word, ulendo.
Daniel DryIce Reyes
March 11, 2014 / pa 10:44 ndine
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.
March 11, 2014 / pa 10:47 ndine
Izi ndi zozizwitsa! Thanks fam! You a beast!
March 11, 2014 / pa 11:06 ndine
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!
March 11, 2014 / pa 1:18 madzulo
ndikuvomereza. 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. m'malo, 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. Akolose 3:17
March 11, 2014 / pa 1:34 madzulo
It amazes me how The Lord speaks in so many different ways. I was wrestling with the thought of “I should work out today” but 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. Ndinkafunika izi. God bless You and your family Trip!
March 11, 2014 / pa 4:28 madzulo
mwamtheradi, every single second is worth it. Glad you could be encouraged!
March 11, 2014 / pa 2:00 madzulo
Good stuff bro
March 11, 2014 / pa 3:18 madzulo
hey trip, ummm thats deeply motivating byitself
March 11, 2014 / pa 3:43 madzulo
Man this is awesome stuff, I love what you stand for. I love learning from your teachings in your music and now your book “The Life Good”.
March 11, 2014 / pa 4:26 madzulo
Glad you could be encouraged. And I hope the book can be helpful for you in many ways!
March 11, 2014 / pa 4:25 madzulo
Izi zinali zozizwitsa. 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. zikomo Ulendo, your timely blogs have been very inspiring, and they constantly point me back to Superstar.
March 11, 2014 / pa 5:16 madzulo
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.
March 11, 2014 / pa 5:31 madzulo
Point well taken! Zikomo! =o)
March 11, 2014 / pa 5:47 madzulo
blessed and motivated by this. zikomo Ulendo!
March 12, 2014 / pa 12:00 ndine
Trip your posts always reach me at the perfect time. Keep letting God work through you my friend
March 12, 2014 / pa 2:18 ndine
Definitely needed this bro. Thanks for the encouragement.
March 12, 2014 / pa 3:28 ndine
deeeeep struff TRiP, not something we usually talk about. Chonde, keep your posts coming.
March 12, 2014 / pa 1:06 madzulo
March 13, 2014 / pa 12:26 madzulo
This is my life that i am adapting myself in to, God Bless y Trip!!
March 13, 2014 / pa 12:35 madzulo
March 13, 2014 / pa 9:54 madzulo
Right on time brother. Zikomo! Mulungu akudalitseni!
March 19, 2014 / pa 5:14 madzulo
Amen. Thank you for sending this message. We all need it. Mulungu alemekezeke.
March 24, 2014 / pa 2:09 ndine
God bless you for this.. I pray you find motivation and encouragement in yur time of need… Amen
March 24, 2014 / pa 7:13 madzulo
Good Stuff. Great verse.
March 26, 2014 / pa 6:55 madzulo
Thanks for your faithfulness to The Lord trip. I think you need to write a second book.
April 1, 2014 / pa 11:45 ndine
I think this is very relevant in our culture today. How often do you see people at the gym for hours? ulendo, 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.
April 2, 2014 / pa 12:20 ndine
Amen, thanks for the reminder!
April 17, 2014 / pa 6:39 ndine
This is a word on time! Mulungu adalitse!
April 26, 2014 / pa 4:38 ndine
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.”
mulole 17, 2014 / pa 2:05 ndine
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 :)
June 21, 2014 / pa 10:27 ndine
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
July 4, 2014 / pa 9:33 ndine
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. zikomo Ulendo
July 21, 2014 / pa 6:22 madzulo
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 kapena 3 days without getting in touch with God’s Word…but 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 week…I’m working out for my eternity!!
Godliness has value for ALL THINGS holding promise for both the present life and the life to come!
Zikomo Ulendo Lee, for letting God work through you…Imma read the Word more! :)
November 20, 2014 / pa 12:26 madzulo
Love this post! I love exercise & I love God but I know that my spiritual fitness is my priority.
April 14, 2015 / pa 6:33 madzulo
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!!