So many times we tend to look at ourselves and wonder, "Who am I? Why am I here? Am I worthy of my purpose? Am I strong enough?"
We often come to terms and settle for the lesser of those answers. What we don't realize is, by doing this, we are actually growing weaker within ourselves. Did you know that your self-confidence is a mental muscle? Yes! It's just like when we have to work out our physical bodies to remain healthy, stay fit, and get our bodies to their peak performance.
How do I work out my self-confidence? By speaking positive affirmations over yourself. By building yourself up in the Word of God and believing that what He says about you is true! By removing all negativity from around you and creating a new atmosphere that is full of healthy activity and uplifting conversation.
The bible says in 2 Corinthians 10:4-5, "...We demolish arguments and every high-minded thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive to obey Christ." This means those thoughts that come into your mind to make you think less of yourself, or anything that is opposite to what God says about you, it must be cast down. That sounds like an action to me. A mental action. That is what you would call in the natural, lifting weights.
Building up your mentality.
Then the bible goes on to say in Philippians 4:8, "Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever
is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise—dwell on these things." This means that you have to conscientiously rebuild and replace all those negative thoughts that you just tore down with the best and most honorable truths about yourself. That sounds like an action to me. A mental action. This is what you would call in the natural, cardio.
Working on your heart.
So, the next time you feel that cloud of despair, depression, anxiety, sadness, worthlessness, or loneliness hover over you, exercise! That's a tell-tell sign that it's time for a work out session. Lift those heavy burdens off of you and cast them down. Then do your cardio and uplift your heart.
Remember, working out is not easy. It's a press. You're going to sweat, you're going to get exhausted, and you're going to be so sore! But, in the end, your result will be greater than your process.
Now, go forth and conquer Warrior Queen! God Bless!