Friday, 12 August 2022

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


Kellye Davis Stellman is a personal trainer, gym owner, and certified Life Coach 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 achieve their health and fitness goals as well as encourages them to strive for and achieve their “life goals” with her message of hope. 

Kellye resides in East Atlanta with her husband Keith.  She has 4 daughters and 3 grandchildren.  She is an active member of The Tabernacle Church.  In her spare time she loves traveling, spending time with her husband and daughters, shopping, and simply enjoying coffee with friends. 



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