While debriefing with my personal trainer he said, “you’re not as strong as you look.” His voice trembled a little when he said it. It seemed, he was trying not to hurt my feelings.
Although I knew he was talking about my physical strength, deep down inside I knew I needed to work on my mental strength, my thought-life.
My strength only goes so far and then fear checks in. One of the reasons why I started personal training was to have someone there to push me past my personal limits. If it were up to me, I’d do the same exercises over and over again, I wouldn’t increase the weight knowing I could go harder and I’d go home and wonder why I wasn’t getting results. My strength mentally was only taking me so far.
This mental block would keep me from doing a lot of things. God has given me so many great ideas over the years. And now, since I haven’t acted on them, I see them on TV and it’s devastating. I had those ideas 10 years ago and never did anything about it mostly because I was afraid of the work or afraid of failure. There are many things I have wanted to do and try but I’d consistently talk myself out of doing or trying any of it.
Lately, I’ve been feeling a push to strengthen my thought-life. To be more in control of my thinking. To be more intentional about what I watch, and what I listen to….even what I say.
I’ve done this work before but lately I’ve felt myself getting off track. And now that I’m going into a new season, this work is more important than ever.
Are you like me? Are you trying to get control of your thought-life?
Oftentimes what we think colors what we see. Our minds are a powerful playing field and if we don’t get control over our thoughts, everything in life will become more challenging, be less fulfilling or we’ll miss out on great opportunities.
We, yep you and me, have to decide to think about good things and to have faith and trust God always. We also have to check fear at the door. If we get control over our thoughts, He will change our lives! It’s a lot of work but we can do it – together.
So, are you down? Can I count on you to do this work with me? Let’s be stronger mentally, physically, and spiritually and let’s watch as God does his BEST work in us!