I like to think that I am not shy about my faith, especially if you consistently read my blog. I hope that my character reflects my beliefs, and though I am nowhere from being perfect, I want my life to be a reflection of working towards pleasing and honoring my God. If you ever want to know more about my beliefs, please don’t ever hesitate to reach out to me. 🙂
To give you some history, I grew up in a Christian home, hung out with “Christian” friends, never really got into trouble, and knew my Bible trivia pretty well. Not until I became an adult and married an unbelieving guy did I realize how fallen I was and how much I needed a savior. Knowing all the answers didn’t save me and still doesn’t. Salvation encompasses believing, trusting, living and knowing the Word. All of these things I cannot describe in one short blog, so I’ll keep moving on.
One thing I’ve noticed during this transition from being an instructor to an owner is my struggle to trust. I trust the Lord with many things: my own life, the life of my family, our living situation, simple day-to-day activities. But this ownership is weighing me down. I want to trust in the Lord. If I faithfully serve, glorifying God in all that I do, I should trust that whatever happens (good or bad) is the Lord’s will, and I should be satisfied in that, right?
Yet, my heart tells me that I should be successful. Nay, I deserve success because I’m working this hard, putting so much effort in. I love this image below:
This may be true for fitness, but is it really true about spiritual growth and character building? I thought I had this notion of trusting in the Lord down solid, but as clients leave, tough decisions are made, people complain and there is a bottom line that is reflected in all of these events, I feel my control faltering. Then I realize, my control = my trust in the Lord. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. It should be my trust in the Lord regardless of my control.
So, I continue to pray that the Lord will work in my heart to trust in Him completely. Like I try to motivate all my clients that they can do the movement–it just takes time, patience, and practice–I’ll have to continue to tell myself that too. Only time can tell if this business will be successful, but I need to be patient and keep practicing trusting in the Lord.
Alright, I wanted to end with this one meme because I found it to be quite hilarious and accurate.
Probably some of my favorite sets that I’ve created cause my clients to groan during them. I like to push myself. To me, fitness and exercise is all about growing, seeing results, changing the limits, advancing forward physically even if your mind doesn’t believe you can. Not only do I like to see that within myself, but I love seeing that within my clients. Don’t worry, I’m gonna have fun. I’m going to be singing and joking around, but I’m also going to sweat and work hard. That’s what Jazzercise is for me. I’d like to share that with you if I can, but if it’s not your cup of tea, I hope you find something that is more to your taste. Because the end goal is not to have everyone at Jazzercise (although, I ain’t gonna lie, that would be amazing!), but it’s to find a healthier, happier you. Let’s do this!