I'm Stoppable

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Welcome to the “I'm Stoppable" series. Now, it may seem odd for the idea of "I can't" to be used to reach your heart, but if you surf the internet, you won't need to search long before you find someone telling you how unstoppable you are; that every goal is yours if you just want it bad enough, work hard enough, put in the time, push the limits. And I get it. I've lived it. But the truth is, we're weaker than we think we are. Now, I don't say that to make you or myself feel weak. I say it to remind us that we are weak. Tough to hear, especially in the fitness industry or among fitness-minded individuals, but I assure you it's really good news.

Recently I was sitting outside my therapy clinic. I had just taken my daily dose of 8 nerve regeneration pills to help keep my spinal cord talking to my toes as I age, and I was about to see where I was in terms of range of motion. You know, some say that the mind will fail a thousand times before the body ever will. That ain't true. Sounds good, sounds "tough," but it's false. Truth is, my body failed long before this mind, way before this heart and an eternity before my soul ever will. I'm stoppable. Which means, I keep fighting until God says I'm finished. Here comes a fighter; a weak and frail, stumbling and fumbling, sinner saved and sustained by grace and stoppable fighter. Watch me touch my toes.

As a reminder for the hard-chargers, the climbers, the go-getters, the never-quitters, and the fighters - among us...well...the fact that we celebrate our dependence on a grace-giving God - WHO can stop us on a dime whenever He wants - just may inspire us more than any goal we've ever set.

-Jimmy Peña