Thursday, May 24, 2012

Workout Musings


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While working out the other day I took my eyes off of the instructor on the video, because I thought, I've done this enough I know what to do, it's only when I looked up again a little bit later, did I realize that I was doing something completely different than what the instructor was doing and didn't even hear him say move on to the next move.

I realized that I do that in my own life sometimes. I take my eyes off  God and that's when self-doubt, bad attitudes, and self sufficiency creeps in.

Even if it's just briefly, that's enough time for the devil to swoop in and starting planting his lies. He loves to whisper when our guard is down. He's been around long enough to pick up on the signs of complacency.

Thankfully, I'm starting to realize a little quicker when I'm doing this and start looking up a little faster.

I'm slowly moving from believing in to believing. And living like I believe and am truly set FREE.

Hebrews 12:1,2 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slow us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith."


Isn't is funny how something you can gather such deep thoughts in the middle of a workout? Well, maybe not that deep, but something to think about at least.

Good thing it was just the warm up:)






Linking up with my friends at::  Thought Provoking Thursday, Life In Bloom, Hearts 4 Home Thursday, Beautiful Thursdays, Faith Filled Friday

19 comments :

  1. I'm visiting from Thought Provoking Thursdays. I LOVE your version of Hebrews 3:13 on the sidebar - so applicable to what I posted today. I went public about my struggle to quit smoking and asked for the help of the online community (yikes! scary to be transparent). I love what you wrote here. I have done the same thing and what a great picture of what happens when we take our eyes off the Prize.

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    1. Good luck with that!! I have family and friends that struggle to quit and it's a tough battle, I'll cover you in prayer. And I'm sure since you asked for help online :) there will be others praying for you as well!!

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  2. Such a good post. I couldn't think about anything but the next step in my workouts. I'm so out of shape. I'm glad you can think and exercise at the same time.

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    1. It was during the stretching part and my mind always kind of zones out for this, I guess to prepare for whats coming next! Though you would think it would be the other way around:)

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  3. Stopping by from thought provoking Thursday... I love that verse in Hebrews, I seem to quote it often for so many reasons, including to keep my eyes focused on Jesus! Blessings

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  4. Ha your funny, most of my deep workout thoughts are when is this going to be over LOL
    Well great verse and WONDERFUL thoughts!

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    1. lol! Me too Tesha:) I'm a HUGE procrastinator and just want it to be over with.

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  5. Really liked this one Alecia - spoke directly to me! Moving from believing in to believing - such a small step, such a big impact. Thanks so much

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  7. Hi Alecia,

    How wonderful that God gave you such a deep insight while you were exercising...yes, to believing and living as free in Him...Happy Weekend :) Nice to meet you :)

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  8. Hi Alecia,
    This happens to me all too often. Like you, I think I'm realizing when it happens sooner than I used to. But sometimes life gets so busy, I didn't even realize I took my eyes off of Him, and that's what I really need to work on.
    Have a good weekend!
    In Christ,
    Laura

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  9. This is so very true! Sometimes I spend way too much time reading other things because they seem so NEW and fresh, and well, honestly I've read all that Bible stuff before! How easy it is to forget that His Word is the source of our life and health! How much better to constantly carry it with us, read it, hold it in our hearts- so taht like you said, we can fix our eyes on Him!

    New friend!
    Emily
    www.weakandloved.com

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  10. I think this post is an example of the transition you mention in your spiritual life from believing in to living in freedom . . . . because you heard Him speak spiritual truths during a workout. :)

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  11. Amen! God can speak to us in the middle of a workout, or at any time! Praise God that you were listening and shared the revelation with all of us! May we keep our eyes fixed on Him at all times, and He will direct our paths.
    Love in Him,
    Laurie
    http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/

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  12. That is so true - when I put myself into cruise control - or think I have mastered something, something else pops up to remind me that I still have a lot to learn. I am learning that with God, I should never assume I've got it all.

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  13. You have a different kind of beauty.

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