What defines you ? What is your identity found in ? For me, for the longest time, mine was found in fitness. Hours and hours spent in the gym & working out, hours and hours teaching class, hours and hours creating videos and content to tell others about the wonders of fitness
This was all great,and fitness (through God’s sovereignty), definitely changed my life and allowed me to help others. Today though however, I look back and realize how small & narrow my view was ! (A good example would be thinking a hot pocket that is still cold in the middle is the best thing I could when instead I could have a steak cooked by Gordon Ramsey)
What good is it to have a ripped up physique or the best bikini body, if you’re dying & constantly in pain on the inside? What good is it to take care of this physical body, that will one day return to the ground, but have your spirit be eternally separated from God?
We must fix our eyes and renew our minds to see this truth! This takes self examination. Look deeply and ask yourself, what sits atop the throne of your heart ? Is it something temporary that will pass and fade away, or is it something or someone, that is incorruptible, eternal, and everlasting?
Now don’t get me wrong I’m not saying that fitness is bad ! God willing, I’m going to train hard for the rest of my days !! (By the time I’m 100, I figure I’m going to be doing one arm handstands just on my pinky) *
All I’m saying, is take inventory of your heart. If you say that your family is #1
, then your job shouldn’t get the best of you while your family gets the scraps. If you say that dance is important to you, then you shouldn’t spend 1 hour a week practicing and 20 hours watching anime (🤷🏾♂️) *
If you say that God is #1
then you shouldn’t spend 1 hour with Him on Sunday and the rest of the week out in the world wildin’
As for me my identity is found in Christ! Taking Him as my person and living Him until the day He comes back. Whether you’re a follower of Christ or not, I encourage you to check your heart and see what’s on the throne. If there’s something or someone there that shouldn’t be... get it right !!!