One of the reasons I try to be healthy and fit is because I want to be a role model to those around me. I want to be someone who encourages people to be their best, and show people they can do whatever they set out to do.
Do you struggle to stay motivated in your quest to become fit and healthy? Would it help to know that you're an example, good or bad, to everyone you come in contact with?
Kind of a scary thought, huh? It doesn't have to be. To have the ability to be a part of a change in someone's life - what a privilege!
If you look at health and fitness as being strong for others, for preparing ourselves for what life may bring and for changing our family tree, it makes it easier to get up and exercise. It makes it fun to prepare a healthy meal for our family rather than getting fast food. Try it!
One of my favorite bible verses helps me remember I have a responsibility:
"So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees. Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong." Hebrews 12:12 & 13
In the last post, we talked about the first part of this bible verse and discussed discipline.
So the next time you're feel too busy for exercise, or want to swing through the fast food joint, take a moment to think about who is taking a cue from you. It might just strengthen your resolve to become healthy!
Do you have a favorite quote or bible verse that motivates you? We'd love for you to share it in the comment section below!