“If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” (Matthew 16:25, 26 NLT)
These are a critical couple of verses in the Bible. Jesus basically lays out what the essence of walking with him is like, what is required. Availability is key. There are people around us EVERY DAY that need help and encouragement.
Jesus is asking “ARE YOU AVAILABLE?”
Simply asking God to open our eyes and ears to the need around us is a critical component. Then, if and when we are called to act, we must be AVAILABLE to do so. This is HUGE when it comes to encouraging people on their journey in fitness. As you start to be successful, CONSIDER HELPING OTHERS! I have found some of my greatest joys in helping others gain freedom from past habits.
1. Consider Reading a book called “ The 10 Second Rule” which lays out what immediate obedience looks like.
2. Ask God to open your heart to the needs around you each morning. He will show you what He wants to do.