Thursday, 29 October 2020

F Faith and Fitness

Strength In Weakness

I was exercising the other day and truly feeling the burn and left me feeling sore for several days!

But I love it when that happens, because I know it’s working for the good of my body. When I first started working out years ago, I had no idea that pain didn’t mean something was wrong.The first time I worked out with a personal trainer I felt I was dying.

I felt lightheaded. I was breathing so hard! I felt nauseated. It was bad! I remember thinking, “This can’t be healthy or good for me because it hurts so bad!

Maturity has taught and continues to teach me that pain produces strength, endurance, and power.

We've all heard it said before: no pain, no gain.  But it’s one thing to hear it, and another thing entirely to live it.

You know what though? Some of my deepest hurts turned out to be my greatest helps. They challenged and also changed me for the better. I was stronger and much more powerful afterward and you will be too.

Just know if God allowed this test, it will bring out your best. If you can just realize that this

will all work together to bless you, then you won’t allow the momentary discomfort to stress you. While you are in it, what seems to make you weak, actually makes you strong… if you don’t give up.So don’t faint, stop, or throw in the towel now! What started out negatively will end positively.

In the meantime, to help us keep going through the tough times, in Proverbs 24:10 it says, “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.”

When you drink down the contents of your cup, you’ll realize that, in order to build up your strength and endurance, you first have to endure something. Is it unpleasant? Yes. Do you feel the burn? Absolutely! Do you want to give up and hide away from your problems sometimes? Indeed.But those are just feelings and you have already been empowered to overcome your feelings with faith.

No matter how hard it gets, hold onto your belief. Hope in God’s word. And don’t concentrate on the pain itself. Rather, focus on the positive results this pain is producing if you endure until the end!

Columnist: Kellye Davis Williams

Picture Kellye Davis Williams is a personal trainer who focuses on the health and well being of her clients as well as coaching them to make positive changes that will impact the rest of their lives.  She helps them to achieve their health and fitness goals as well as encourages them to strive for and achieve their " life" goals with her message of hope. As a model, Kellye exemplifies the essence of artistic beauty while proving the power of a woman is more than superficial refinement. She is the co host of Thrive Radio Talk Show on Revmedia network. 

Kellye resides in east Atlanta with her family. When she is not working out or training her clients, she teaches spiritual concepts to an adult class at her church as well as ministers in her role as Women's Ministry Director. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughters, shopping, traveling, and simply enjoying coffee with friends.


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