USE IT OR LOSE IT
It was fun while it lasted. I bought new workout gear, ordered my protein shakes, and even witnessed some of the gains I desired. However, I was too inconsistent in the gym to be effective. As you can assume, slowly but surely, I slacked off. Even worst, at the beginning of the year when people’s dedication to fitness is statistically through the roof, I was the oddball and canceled my gym membership. Why waste hard earned money when I was positive I wasn’t going? I’ll make it back someday. Unfortunately, my progress will have vanished and I’ll be left to start all over.
Because of muscle memory I often look better than how I feel and stronger than what I really am. When you are slim everyone assumes you’re also healthy; however, things could not be further from the truth. If my strength was tested based on what I used to do consistently, I would no doubt fail. Either you “use it or lose it”. This is not only true in our physical lives, but in our spiritual lives as well. Because of spiritual inconsistencies and a lack of discipline, instead of increasing our faith, we can begin to find ourselves losing some of the same battles we once won. We may still look the part, but things are not always what they seem. Our vanished progress leaves us frustrated and confused.
No matter what life presents, exercising your faith will only cause it to grow. Abandoning faith will eventually leave you faithless. Matthew 13:12 warns, “to the one who has, more will be given, and to the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away”. If we desired to be “strong in the Lord” and “fight the good fight of faith” we must not neglect the available channels of strength. Of course, God is our source, but He has provided many channels in order to access the strength we need from Him. Through His word, prayer, and fellow believers, we can improve our spiritual physique. Psalms 37:5 urges us to commit our ways to the Lord. If we are to truly benefit from God’s resources, we must chose to commit to them with consistency.
What are a few ways you can become more consistent in your walk with Christ?
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