TAKE UP YOUR BED AND WALK
“Soon another Feast came around and Jesus was back in Jerusalem.
Near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem there was a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda, with five alcoves. Hundreds of sick people—blind, crippled, paralyzed—were in these alcoves. One man had been an invalid there for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him stretched out by the pool and knew how long he had been there, he said, “Do you want to get well?”
The sick man said, “Sir, when the water is stirred, I don’t have anybody to put me in the pool. By the time I get there, somebody else is already in.”
Jesus said, “Get up, take your bedroll, start walking.” The man was healed on the spot. He picked up his bedroll and walked off.” John 5:1-9 MSG
Have you ever noticed how we as society tend to worship people who have already “done” stuff, instead of walking with people who are in the middle of “doing” things? When in reality only one person (Jesus) ever DID anything worth while. Compared to Him… everybody else is just a dusty old book on a shelf! Your story, your “autobiography” is the ONLY story worth telling, and when your walk with others in the pursuit of life, truth, and happiness you will undoubtedly be a much better person. Who do you know that’s dreaming, achieving, moving on in this world? Or are you stuck reading old books written by people who did something a lifetime ago and feeling like “When’s it my turn? When do I get to do something great?”
WHAT’S YOUR TRAINING ROUTINE?
It is said that,
In regards to Micheal Phelps, “In peak training phases, Micheal Phelps swims minimum 80,000 meters a week, which is nearly 50 miles. He practices twice a day, sometimes more if he’s training at altitude. Phelps trains for around five to six hours a day at six days a week. To give himself some additional entertainment in the water, Phelps listens to music during his long workouts with waterproof headphones. Swimming in the water, especially that long, can be pretty boring. Listening to music can provide that extra spark to your workout.”
As for Phil Mickelson the golfer, his trainer says: “We do a lot of high-repetition movements involved around the swing. In terms of exercises, we do a lot of rotational exercises. Golf is a rotation-based sport. It’s a rotational movement. You set up your body with a fixed spine angle, you rotate around that fixed spine angle trying to generate the maximum amount of power. The more power you have, the more club-head speed, if you have sufficient mechanics in your swing.”
Lebron James is on fire RIGHT NOW, here is his weekly workout routine: ” Monday: Superset 1, pushups: max reps, pullups: 10 reps, superset 2, dumbbell snatch: 5 reps each arm, cable single-arm row: 10 reps each arm. Tuesday: Superset 1, dumbbell squat:8-12 reps, swiss ball hamstring curl: 12 reps, superset 2, dumbbell stepup: 10 reps each leg, dumbbell calf raises: 12 reps each leg. Thursday: Superset 1, dumbbell Incline Bench press: 10 reps, lat pulldown: 10 reps, Superset 2, dumbbell single-arm overhead Press: 6-8 reps, dumbbell single-arm row: 10 reps each side. Friday: Superset 1, single-leg squat: 5 reps per leg, single-leg swiss ball leg curl: 10 reps each leg. Superset 2, dumbbell side lunge: 10 reps each direction, unstable jump rope: 45 seconds on a soft surface.”
Now, these are just some examples of professional athletes routines RIGHT NOW. I have chosen to write them down in hopes that those who are reading this recognize that Micheal’s GOLD metals in the Olympics weren’t the end of his story, Phil Mickelson’s victories didn’t come without a price, and Lebron isn’t the best in the league on accident. Their stories aren’t HISTORY, they are in the making RIGHT NOW.
TO OFTEN WE OVERESTIMATE THE EVENT
Author, educator, and leadership trainer John C Maxwell has said: “Too often we overestimate the event, and underestimate the process.” What a truth that is! Anything that has been done and done well was done with preparation and mental fortitude. Even the man who was told to “Get up and walk” by Jesus had to receive his healing, and decide to stand for himself. He exercised faith based on a decision of action as spoken by the Word of God. His story wasn’t over… it was JUST BEGINING!
My word of encouragement today is that you would hopefully look at whatever it is you are doing RIGHT NOW and make the adjustments necessary to start writing your own “biography”. That you would begin looking at your day-to-day actions and routines and STOP worshipping/focusing on the successes of others and BEGIN writing your own future with the Lord at the lead! Who is a better “trainer” than that?
Here is to your SUCCESS! Let us journey on this road TOGETHER!
Have a great day and night friends, God bless you!
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