I have always had a wish. I never minded working out in the weight room and on the treadmill, but did not like keeping up with what I had done. I wanted a trainer that would tell me what to lift, how much, and how many times. Well, I finally got my wish. However, having it in a heart rehab workout center was not exactly what I had in mind.
For those that do not know, I have had a little bout with the heart. I have been diagnosed with a genetic enlarged heart that was touched by a little viral thing and things kicked off. I did not have a heart attack and the heart cath came back with no blockage. I do, however, have to wear a heart defibrillator for 90 days and cannot leave the country for six months.
My life is now filled with some adjustments that have affected me. But, with exercise, diet, medicine, rest, and lots of prayer, I will be fine.
So the question is what have I learned? As I thought about this, I realized how poor choices have played a big part. Though part of the problem is genetic, the other part has come from those wrong choices. I knew better. I knew that I needed to exercise, eat right, lose weight and I did dabble at it, but never really was all in. Therefore, I am where I am.
Here is the sad part, though I like talking about this in terms of just “poor choices”, the reality is it has been a sin problem. James 4:17 says, “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and does not, sins.” I knew the things that should be done and did not do them, therefore it is sin. So really we are in a spiritual issue.
I encourage each of you to take a look at where you are. Are you holding back, in various parts of your life that will keep you from being what God wants you to be? My prayer is if you are, then give that area to God so that you can be what He intends.
So for now, I will be with my new “trainer”, doing the things I should have done before. Hopefully, I won’t need this help long. Keep me in your prayers.