Are You Growing or Surviving?
"God designed us to grow...not just survive."
This was the message delivered by my friend Johnny, head pastor at the church I visited last weekend.
It's a simple message. One that can be applied to ALL areas of our lives.
He referenced my favorite Bible passage Philippians 4:13 "I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me."
This passage has gotten me through some tough times and over some big obstacles.
Too often when life gets busy we go into survival mode. We exist with an attitude of "conquer the day" or "just get through the day".
I've been there and I'm sure you have too.
As Johnny said, God designed us to grow - not just survive. He talked about the importance of having a big vision for your life and continuing to grow towards that vision. Not just the day to day struggle of survival.
One of the best ways to grow into your vision is to focus on your health and fitness. It's true, a sound body breeds a sound mind which in turn supports your growth in every aspect of your life.
Fitness is not just about losing weight and feeling better.
It's about becoming more disciplined, overcoming obstacles, and being mentally tough.
It's about moving through survival mode and continuing to grow.
The sermon caused me to think about one for my former clients named Jack. Jack was a former marine who had gone into "survival mode" over the years. He had a demanding job, a new baby and was struggling to find time for himself and his own growth.
I remember feeling his shame over allowing himself to get out of shape after being a soldier. I felt compassion for him. I knew he was in survival mode, but I also knew with proper support and guidance he would find his "growth' again.
I told him "inside is that marine...you just need someone to help you find him again."
Sure enough... as we started working together, his body leaned out, but more importantly, his 'soldier' attitude returned and he regained his growth...in all areas of his life.
Where are you at ?
Is it time to start growing again?
Fitness is the BEST catalyst I've ever seen to flip the switch.
Reply to this email to set up a consultation with us and we will come up with a plan to get you growing and conquering again.
2021 can still be your year so let's SEIZE it together!
Dedicated to helping you conquer life!