Walking worthy are words I struggle with. It does’t mean I have to walk perfectly, even though I want to; it means being in step with my Creator. God alone is worthy. To walk worthy also means making choices that reflect God’s heart. By nature my nature is love. God gives me wisdom to know the right way and gives me grace when I fall, all while becoming more like him.
“The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?” (Proverbs 20:24)
Walking worthy through my fitness journey requires having a teachable heart—willing to change my direction if I’m heading the wrong way. Even when I mess up, my repentant heart always draws near to God and my soul. I desire to make things right and live authentically to my healthy lifestyle. I was happy to get back on the right track of my fitness goals this week. I worked out every day to make up for last week’s birthday behavior and lost the 3 pounds I gained! Check out this weeks results.
I am so proud of my choices this week, even with the added emotions I am facing with my close friend still in a mental health ward. I want to see those who need Jesus through his eyes. And, see myself as He does—forgiven. I must stand firm in one spirit, with one mind, striving together and not being alarmed by adversity. I want to walk in humility, gentleness, patience while preserving unity and peace. I want to walk like Jesus did, with love and worthiness. Walking worthy isn’t for the faint of heart, but it is for the born-again soul. What we are unable to do in our own strength, God provides through the regenerating power of his Mighty Spirit—the same Spirit that raised Jesus to new life from the grave, will enable us to live our lives worthy of his call.
How are you walking? Will you walk worthy along with me?
The only one who can ruin your life is you. To walk worthy we must fail and believe the lesson was necessary and do our best to change the route we were on. Our self talk can lead us down very dark paths and is why I am constantly training my mind in meditation with positive self talk. There is an African proverb that says: When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm. We must learn to fight the enemies within to win the battle outside of us. Walk in faith is to walk worthy.
I have faith that my weight is exactly where it needs to be and I’m doing my best to keep improving. All we can do is our best and the only opinion that matters is our own. Being an example for my community is my reason to keep going.
This weeks workout recap:
I work out for my mental health. Why do you work out?