If God had a plan, you definitely need a plan.
New beginnings, I am going to switch things up a bit starting this week through the rest of the year. I started believing that Jesus saved me from the wrong things I did, like lying to my mom about hitting my brother lol, when I was around 5 years old. Truth be told, I haven’t looked back since. Sure, there was some growing pains, but my faith in Jesus saving me from myself was always sure and was reinforced as I grew up as a missionary kid in Brazil. Truth be told I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Plus, later in life, I attended Seminary and got a 98 credit hour Master’s of Divinity with an emphasis in counseling.
Why am I telling this?
Because, for the rest of this year I plan to write about nutrition, exercise, mindset, basically all the same stuff I did before. But I am going to be using some biblical stories and passages to illustrate those ideas. I won’t lie, this is going to be challenging and at times uncomfortable for both you and me, lol :-).
But my sincere hope is that you will get a better understanding of both fitness and the Bible with the end result you being and becoming even more awesome! Now, with that out of the way…where to start?
Today, I am going to be talking about the importance of having a personalized workout plan and there is no better place to start then in the book of Genesis, aka “The Beginning.”
In the first book of the Bible (Genesis) you will read about…Humanities Origin Story..aka the Creation story (Genesis 1:-2:3).
That is right! Just like in the Marvel Universe comics and movies, every great villain and hero has an epic origin story. Humanity is no different. According to the Bible, God had a plan and vision to see himself more glorified and to do that He needed humanity and He needed an awesome place to “house” humanity. As such, God didn’t just mindlessly or chaotically create things, after all chaos just leads to more chaos. It wouldn’t have done God any good to create humanity needing oxygen and then provide no oxygen. God created everything in a certain order for a specific purpose. There was a rhyme and a reason for everything He created.
How about you? When was the last time you created a workout plan to get you from point A to point B from a physical fitness standpoint?
The answer I most often get when I ask that question is, “Never.” Unfortunately, “planning” is rarely used.
Most people instead use the chaos theory, they seemly walk into a gym and start doing random things, or even better, they start copying someone else’s chaos in the hopes that it will work for them. But…as you likely already know, they fall short of getting to point B.
Because they are mindlessly and chaotically doing random movements from day to day. Quite simply, they don’t have a plan.
My proposition is simple. If God had a plan when he created the universe, you should have a plan when you workout.
Start with your goal. What is your goal? Do you want to lose weight? Bulk up? Get “wirely”? The first thing you need to do is sit down and decide what you want to accomplish and then you need to create or even follow a systematic workout and nutrition plan to get you from point A to point B.
Finding a workout plan now of days is quite easy (It might not be a good plan) but finding a plan is easy and a bad plan, beats no plan, 100% of the time.
This is what you do, simply google, “weight loss workout plan” and boom, 10000s of plans at your fingertips. Now, like I said earlier. This doesn’t mean they are good, but they will definitely be better than nothing.
Without a plan to get from point A to point B you will be stick, spinning your wheels and getting more and more frustrated that nothing is changing.
God knew what He wanted and how he wanted it to run. God executed his plan created everything from nothing. Obviously you are not God, but you do know what you want (weight loss maybe) and you can find a plan (Google) or even a customized plan (me 😉.
Go be awesome!
KELLEN LAKE – In the beginning…there was a Plan.
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