Monday, March 23, 2009

Aren't We All In Training?

I always wondered about people who say they've talked to God. How can that be? Well over the years I came to understand that since Jesus' death on the cross and all of us receiving the holy spirit to dwell inside (when we ask Him to), that God really does talk directly to us. It's not an audible thing. But when we're connected to God, that link culminates in the most amazing thought patterns. For instance: today I was surfing the web reading this and that about one of my favorite subjects... exercise. One article I read said, "What is interesting is that at the moment you want to quit, the moment the pain has become too great, that is the moment that usually means you are close to a breakthrough!" I suddenly had no thoughts of exercise or weight training. I thought of all the times in my life when I thought I couldn't handle something only to find out that I did handle it and my life turned out great because of it. I also thought of all the times that I thought I couldn't handle something and quit, ending up "what if-ing" those particular situations to death. It's funny how we never truly let go of those. What I got out of today's conversation with God is that he will never put more on us than we can handle (see 1 Corinthians 10:13) and that we spend much of our lives determining what we can or can't handle, but we don't really know. What we thought we would never make it through or could never survive, we find out afterward that not only did we survive it, but in a lot of ways we are grateful it happened. The article today was about self imposed limitations when conditioning your body. What limitations are you putting on yourself when conditioning your spirit... because aren't we all in training?

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