I recently saw a popular post on social media that read, "Strength is an inevitable side effect of effort."
OKAY. Sounds good. Short. To the point. Strong. Inspirational.
Buuuuuut…. at the risk of disagreeing with something that was so very popular, I have to ask...is it true?
Is strength inevitable?
Is growth guaranteed?
Is progress promised?
Despite what the fitness industry (and in some cases the "faith & fitness" industry) will want us to believe, rewards of this earth are not inevitable; especially those that require our physical effort.
Some say that God gives us mountains to show others they can be moved. Maybe. Maybe not. All I know is that sometimes the mountain doesn’t budge. And I think how we handle that says more to the world then we may realize.
Now, take it from this old weightlifter. It’s not to say that strength, growth and progress aren't - at times and under certain conditions - byproducts. But they are - under every circumstance - on loan. Temporary treasures. Perishable gifts.
Like the mountain itself, as it turns out.
- Jimmy Peña
For Discussion: Remember the lyrics of Jesus Paid It All? “I hear the Savior say, ‘thy strength indeed is small.”
Are you in a season of life that is helping you realize that? Then don’t forget the next line. “Child of weakness watch and pray, find in Me thine all in all.”
Leave me a comment below or simply say, “Unspoken” and I promise to lift you up. I’m a child of weakness, like you.
We are working behind the scenes on PrayFit’s next chapter; chapter 2 if you will. I think you’re going to like it. (Who wants this cap?) We have some neat things coming guys; all to benefit those impacted by special needs and disabilities.