We often take our basic abilities for granted. (Even the ability to move). I took this for granted until during my 30’s I developed an arthritic-like condition that started to take away my ability to walk and the use my hands. Now I have inherited arthritis….a family gift. However, this condition in my 30’s was sudden and started making me feel and act like I was in my 80’s, rather than much younger. After a change in diet and supplements, I am now able to walk, use my hands, and even work out. I am so thankful for God re-gifting these gifts back to me. Even though I still have pain, and may continue to develop the long term results from arthritis, today I am so thankful that I can put up a good fight!
God has prepared good works for us to do. I don’t know how working out in my 40’s comes into the game plan, but I’m sure there is a reason. I am blessed that I even can even attempt it. Now I am not going to compete anytime soon, but to say that I am stronger in my 40’s than my 30’s is something that I can say with thankful pride. In my mind I often say that “I am too old,” but I am out to disprove this false statement. I am out to do what what God has prepared for me to do.
(Now I am not one to show off my own picture, but I had this picture taken at the gym….and wanted to share…..)
Today I am so thankful for my trainer and friend, Amy. She is the one that feeds my inner small voice that says that “I can!” That “I can” continue to move. She is a gift from God.
I would encourage anyone who is doubting themselves or feels up against a “mountain in the mind,” to find a trainer and the so needed voice of encouragement. If you are looking for a trainer (and don’t have one around, or within reach), I would strongly suggest checking out Amy’s website …… SimplyStrengthKY.com. She is able to help people online and can become that small voice that you need. Tell her Daily Vitamin C sent you! I love her for all the “good works” she has done in my life!
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10.
Daily Vitamin C: Be thankful for the works God has prepared in advance for us to do, even though we may not know what they are!