Can you learn about prayer while at the gym? I did! Last week, I returned to working out and I began to look at the gym patrons. I noticed everyone in the gym had a common goal (physical fitness), but each person had a different starting point.
We made it into a new year! New things are exciting and we enjoy the opportunities that come with something being new. With this New Year, I have seen people commit to New Year’s Resolutions (i.e. I will do…). I have seen people eager to get organized and to finally complete the big dreams before them (i.e. I plan to create…).
There is something about new things that we find appealing. Some find joy in new opportunities, new friendships, or other new things. After a while, it we do not take the proper care of new things, we quickly become bored and cast them into a pile of things that no longer bring us satisfaction after the newness has diminished.
Being transparent as a leader is tough! Transparency means being honest when things are “not okay.” Transparency means that you have to admit that you are “vulnerable.” Transparency means that you have to be honest with yourself and allow others to see where you are now. Transparency is frightening, because many of us do not know how to be authentic.
Sometimes hope appears to be an elusive term. How can we find hope in the darkness? How can we find strength to endure? Without the details, simply know I understand. I have asked similar questions, cried out to God, and even battled with thoughts of, “Will this ever get any better?”
For the past month, I have been learning to endure in personal fitness. A long time ago, I made exercise a priority twice a day. I would complete 15 to 20 minutes of cardio and finish the workout with weight training. Needless to say, life happened.