Thursday, September 9, 2010

It´s Off to Work We Go!

"Heigh ho, heigh ho, it´s off to work we go"
You remember how it goes. Right?

But, WORK???

Oh, NO!!!

Isn´t WORK a four letter word! We can´t say that word!

Or can we???


Yes, fitness, and health is work. Just like our spiritual Christian walk is work.

I received an article from Sherry B. yesterday taken from the paper The Messenger, written by the president of YMCA El Paso, Kevin Pearson. He writes that Peter in the Bible tells us to WORK.

2 Peter 1:5 states that we are to be diligent in adding to our faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance (self control! ouch), patience, godliness, brotherly kindness and love. You will notice that godliness doesn´t come until we have that SELF under control, and takes WORK!

Kevin Pearson continues to encourage us to just get started.
"Getting started is most certainly the hardest thing to do. Once we commit ourselves to something, it is easy to continue, but getting started... that is tough."
He states that there are many excuses out there. "Not enough time", "long day at work", "not in shape", "pain", but most of all, he states,
"The biggest barrier that we all face is the fear of failure. We can´t stick to the program. If we are not consistent, we´ll fall off the wagon. We won´t reach our goals. Fear of failure is an extremely powerful negative influence, but as they say, "it´s all in your head".
Start with a simple goal - "I am going to do something"... The goal should be to get started. ... Stay on focus with the task."
I totally agree! Many of you have started. Now we have to keep on. If you are struggling with starting and keeping on, that´s ok. It is normal. Keep starting new everyday.
"It is of the Lord´s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion (not food) saith my soul; therefore will I hope in HIM." Lamentations 3:22-24
Praying for our spiritual and physical health,
Dani Joy
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