I remember when I first got serious about working out. I was not at all a big guy to start with, but I was dedicated. I began lifting weights and started seeing some definition in my muscles. I liked it and started working out more. As I lifted daily, it was about five months into the process that other people started to notice the difference in me. I had become stronger and more confident and more willing to stick up for myself. I was never mean, just confident. It was the exercise and the focus that was helping to reshape my body as well as my mind.
Here I am almost 30 years after the start of the exercise program and I am still working at getting stronger. With the physical, we have some limitations. With the spiritual, however, there are no limits. What is required is the dedication to understanding. Just like we would work out our physical muscles, we need to work out our spiritual muscles as well. Our strength doesn't come from flexing, however. Our strength comes from connecting to the source. Our strength comes from the realization that God goes with us wherever we go. We are never apart from Him. We see what he wants for us when we focus on Him instead of on the illusions of the world. The daily exercise in connection is what keeps us strong and even makes us stronger every day.
We have the power of God inside of us and as a part of us. He is the reason for our sight and we don't see apart from Him. The Spirit is our guide and our strength, even when it feels that we are struggling. The really cool part of all of this, though, is that we have the power to change anything instantly because we are not dealing with human strength. We are dealing with truth and truth releases us from the bondage of the illusions in this world. It is truth, the truth of connection, that eliminates the illusions of this world instantly.
So today, you really should eat your vegetables, drink plenty of water, and then connect with the one true source of power. Connect with God through the Spirit and allow his vision to be yours. After all, you have no mind apart from God so think with the mind of God in all that you do today.
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Fellow Spiritual Athlete
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.