Have you ever met someone who just doesn’t “get” your walk with God? There are plenty of nay-sayers in this world which can make it difficult for you to focus on spreading the good word and surrounding yourself with the right people. Sometimes a good analogy is all it takes for people to understand your faith in the unseen. As the world becomes more fitness obsessed you can use that as your leverage to help others understand your relationship with God and your religion. Here are four ways that religion is like fitness.
You Are Dedicated to Your Health
Your spiritual health is just as important as your physical health. While exercise works your body, the bible works your brain. Both work your heart. As a Christian, you exercise by studying the word of God and sharing it with others. You take the lessons that are learned and apply them to your life. This yields better spiritual health.
You Believe in Results You Can See
If you go to the gym day in and day out and do not see results, will you keep doing that same exercise routine? No. Fitness lovers believe in the results they can see. The good news is, as a lover of your faith and religion – you do the same. Sure, your results can’t be seen in the mirror but they can be felt – and that is just as important. Think about how your faith makes you feel and share that experience with others. Your heart feels full. You have peace of mind. You do not sweat the small stuff. This is all examples of the results of religion you can see.
Your Faith Gives You Muscle
What better feeling is there than knowing you can accomplish anything with God by your side. Just the way creatine equals more muscle, the bible give you the muscle you need to conquer anything. When you give your testimonial, be sure to mention how your faith has changed the way you live. It gives you the muscle and power to overcome the hardships and allows you to believe that there are better days on the horizon.
You Like to Keep it Fun
Variety in a workout is just as important as variety in your faith. You know that going to church on Sunday, only, is not enough to keep you motivated. During the week you enjoy bible study, game nights with your Christian friends and even other events such as cookouts, music nights or general fellowship. All of these are great ways to keep your faith fun and the focal point in you life. Share the wealth with your friends by inviting them to an indoor soccer match at your church or other fitness-centered event that shows just how fun a relationship with God can be.
If all else fails, simply live your life and walk with God. Those who notice your flame will want to join you. Only then will they understand how your walk with god truly benefits your life and helps you to live it to the fullest.