Hello, my name is Alyson, and I will be your personal trainer for today. First of all ladies, don't be afraid to lift weights. It's good for you. But most of all, heed this:
Our words and our thoughts become self-fulfilling prophecies. If you say, "I'm always nervous when I get on planes," What is going to happen the next time you get on a plane? You're going to be nervous. Sometimes we so closely identify ourselves with our defects that they become who we are. Our identity as a person begins to lie in our faults. I heard these three things just in the last two days from clients and friends: "I'm so clumsy." "I've always been chubby." "I'm not a finisher."
As a man thinks, so is he. Your beliefs determine your behavior. If these negative thoughts are what you're saying about yourself, you are creating self-fullfilling prophecies. You may say that you don't really believe these things, but your behavior speaks differently.
As a believer, identify yourself in Christ. "I am a believer in Jesus Christ that struggles with drugs. My name is John." Our identity must be in Jesus, not in our struggle. We all have hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Don't let them become your identity.
"So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" 2 Cor 5:16-17
I am the wife of an awesome man known to his friends as Fred :) The mom of four incredible kids, Hudson, Pierce, Alayna and Adelle. We homeschool and I teach a few classes at our local YMCA. Above all we love and worship Jesus Christ as Lord and this blog is a peek at our journey to raise children who delight in the Lord.