Minister Fitness Coach T explains Stay FIT and how it will help renew your mind and change your life.
Think about ithis...
When you see the word "FIT", there is something about it that says "now". But it is a "continuous now"...an "on-going now".
This is the reason we say, "StayFIT", here at Minister Fitness.
I "see" it like this...
I relate almost everything here at Minister Fitness to my eyesight loss experience. It was through the initial stages of the experience that I began to "see" everything differently.
One thing I struggled with losng was my ability to drive a vehicle. I grieved the loss of my independence experienced through this privilege. But i got to experience the many blessings through new relationships with people God had all around me who were eager to help me.
Once again, God proved Himself strong.
i learned that held the privilege of driving so high and so dear that, emotionally, I had a very hard time letting go of it. Through the experince of losing my eyesight, God revealed something about me that made me "unfit for service" in His kingdom...
I was too independent and proud.
For me, being able to hop in my vehicle and drive myself wherever I wanted to go fed an attitude I had that I didn't need anyone. i had an attitude of pride in my independence.
I had to learn humility in a way that opened me up to being able to ask for and receive help from others.
I am still learning as the challenges continue. I understand now that there is a "hidden" blessing in this experience. In learning to "live through loss" of my eyesight, I have gained VISION from God. Through the struggles I have encountered, God trained me in three critical qualities of fitness.
FIT = Faithful Intentional Teachable
My eyesight loss is a life change. Each day, I press through as God trains me, moving me to Get FIT.
Faithful - Consistent, Stick with it, Don't Quit!
Intentional - Deliberate, On purpose, Move with purpose
Teachable - Humble, Eager to learn, Open
I see how God is moving me through this life-changing experience to "Stay FIT" for His Kingdom. I also see how God is using me, evennow, to help others in The Body of Christ "Stay FIT."
The result...Life Change
Minister Fitness is the result of the transformation I experienced through the renewing of my mind during my eyesight loss.
New International Version (NIV)
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
God is transforming me and in the process, He gave me a bew way to think - even about losing my eyesight. So, when I say "Stay FIT", I'm pointing back to Him. When you see the change in my life, I'm pointing back to Him.
If you want life change, it starts with Him - the Almighty God, who has revealed himself in the person of Jesus, The Christ.
1. Which points did you find most impactful? Why?
2. What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
3. How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you've learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
4. How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you've just heard?
5. If you're struggling with your physical health, take the initial step of going to the doctor for a check up. Find a member of your church who loves working out and partner up with them—go on a run, bike ride, or weight train together. Allow exercise to be a method of discipleship.
About Coach T
Visit TaurusJames.com to learn more about Minister Taurus James
Minister Fitness is part of the Kingdom Fitness Academy and Myel Ministries
Get FIT and Stay FIT!
To be fit is to be of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose. It is not enough to say that you are fit. It is not enough to appear to be fit.
Fitness requires Faithful action.
Fitness requires Intentional action.
Fitness requires that you remain Teachable.
Are you fit?
This is a question I continue to ask myself. I never really feel like I am fit to be a minister for Christ, but I continue to trust that He is making me what He wants me to be. Nevertheless, I use this question to examine myself periodically going to God and asking Him if I am fit for His purpose
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