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Motivational Minute Series: Are you All In?

Are you all in


Are you “all in” when it comes to your spiritual and physical health and fitness?

Let’s take a closer look:

From a physical perspective:

Let me be transparent with you.  I was not “all in” with my physical health and fitness for most of my adult life.  Even when I finally discovered exercise and started coaching others, my addiction to food was still the focus of my life.  You see, I had learned that if I exercised, my body appeared to be healthy on the outside.  Even though people couldn’t physically see my eating disorder, it was slowly killing me, body and soul.

Maybe you are like me (you exercise, but are not mindful of other important healthy habits like clean eating, hydration and rest), or you might eat healthy but get little or no exercise.  The problem lies in a lack of balance.  Ask yourself this question:  “Am I all in?”  A healthy lifestyle is multi-faceted, consisting of daily behaviors that lead to emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness.

From a spiritual perspective:

God wants our relationship with Him to be “all in,” Did you ever hear the story of the man who gives God access his entire house, with the exception of one small closet?  Although the closet appeared to be small and insignificant, it was the one room that God wanted to see.  The man continues to make excuse after excuse but God continues to request access. The story ends when the man finally surrenders, and hands God the key.  Together, they unlock the door and step inside.  I love that story, because we all have that “secret closet.”  We hide those areas of our lives where we struggle with bondage, addiction and sin.  But we can’t just give God a portion of our hearts and our lives.  He expects us to surrender all.  1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “So whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

Today , I challenge you to ask God to ask you to convict you to open up those “secret closets” in your life, and give Him unrestricted access.  For me, my physical addiction to food kept me from allowing God to fully transform my heart and my life.  I still have to make a conscious effort each day to grant Him access to every area of my life, and to give me the strength to overcome.

How about you?  Are you ready to go all in?