I've been weening myself off of BodySpace for the past week or so. In hindsight, I see that ever since the semi-finalists for the spokes model contest were announced, I've been acting like the fox who couldn't get the grapes. Who needs those stinky old grapes anyway, right? So I pretty much decieded to continue to do my thing and just let my BodySpace die where it lies. That changed yesterday when one of my BodySpace friends left a comment on my profile. The comment made me realize how selfish it would be for me to continue my journey without blogging about it. Freely is God loading me with grace daily. Woe to me if I don't freely pass it on to all those who are capable of receiving it. Let His blessings flow.
Why have I been denied the top spot when I know my intentions are good? Will I ever be able to achieve the vision I have of my perfect form? When, where, and how? So many questions. What came to mind was "seek you first the kingdom of God and His righteousness" from Matthew 6:31-33. I have shun the deceitfulness of riches, so I thought I had already done this. Surely I was missing something, but I didn't understand what. That is until I was half-way through my warm-up with today's daily grind. Martha and Mary from Luke 10:38-42 pressed on me. Martha was busy taking care of business. She became angry at her sister because Mary sat at Jesus's feet and left all the work to Martha. Jesus basically tells Martha that she is worried about so many things when only one thing is really necessary. That Mary had chosen the better part and it would not be taken from her.
How these two pieces of scripture connected was not immediately apparent to me though. It took a little more meditation as I continued with my workout, and another verse from Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding." Eureka! This was the better part that Mary had chosen. By obeying Proverbs 3:5, Mary was seeking God and His righteousness, while Martha chose to lean on her own understanding and as a result was worried about many things. When we exalt our own understanding above the Almighty God we are doomed to suffer like Martha. There comes a time when you have to stop trying to figure things out. Let it go and hand it over to God. He has promised to work out all things for your good (Romans 8:28). Not that only good would happen to you, but that regardless of what happens, He will turn it to your good. Trust him with all your heart and there is nothing that He can't overturn.
Submit your life to the Lordship of Jesus and He will give you the peace that will surpass your limited understanding. This is the better part that comes from leaning not on your own understanding and giving God His rightful place in your heart.
Daily Grind Friday December 14, 2012
--Standing Drills #2
--Ropa Dope 10 Spot
--Indian Clubs 10 Spot (I've add this to my warm-up all week.)
Superset (bodyweight only)
--Wide Grip Pull-ups 10 sets of 10 reps (last 3 sets I came off the bar to rest for a second or so before getting all the required reps)
--Dips 10 sets of 10 reps
Spin Bike 30 minutes ( I've been alternating 30 minute bike with 30 minutes on the erg the following day all this week)
Total Workout Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Workout Quality: A2. This workout was a little tougher than last Thursday. Maybe because of the Indian Clubs. Still an excellent pump.