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I Wasn't Called to Change the World

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Eph. 2:10

Regardless of our ethnicity, gender, age, career, marital status, faith... there is a calling on our life. So, here’s the question. Do you believe this to be true? If you do, then life takes on a whole new dimension and excitement. We no longer focus on the miniscule daily life repetitiveness and begin to focus on more meaningful opportunities. My ultimate calling and purpose is to love God, to love my family, to love people the way Jesus loves people, to show grace and forgiveness, and to serve others. Within my calling are unique purposes to be fulfilled, based on the way I was created. My bent is fitness! I love everything about it. I love researching and continuing my education, I love weight training, I love cardio, I love meal prepping, and I love food shopping and creating protein snacks. I was created with this passion and it’s part of my core... it’s taken me most of my life to realize that my love of fitness is not only part of my personality, but also my ministry. That God’s purposes in my life might be fulfilled through fitness. I believe that calling to be truth, but there is (ALWAYS) a counterpart to truth and for me that is FEAR. Fear, that comes in the form of anxiety and insecurity

  • -  “I’m not a business person?”

  • -  “There are so many options regarding fitness, exercise, and nutrition sites, what can I offer that’s different.”

  • -  “What am even doing? I’m getting started when most fitness trainers are retiring.”

  • -  “Geesh, I don’t have any followers.”

  • -  “I’m not equipped to go bigger.”

  • -  “What if I fail?"

But then, one evening as my brain was jogging on the hamster wheel (yes, even my brain exercises) a new idea emerged. “I’m not called to change the world.” And, just like that peace washed over me. My purpose is to impact a few. I don’t need to live in fear over these “thoughts” or rather “lies”. I don’t need to worry about “the multitudes”. I don’t need to worry about “followers”, or leaving a footprint in the fitness industry. Living out our purpose is not measured by success or failure. Instead of leaning into fear, I need to focus on leaving a footprint on the lives I’m blessed to encounter, to focus on teaching functional strength training, focus on the simplicity of whole nutrition, and to focus on encouraging my clients in all areas of their life. This is how I can live out my calling to love and serve others. What is your specific calling? Whatever it is, let’s live with purpose according to God’s will with an urgent motivation. If we are willing to go where we are called God promises to meet us and equip us. And, God promises to fulfill our specific purposes. I wonder what “life” would look like, if we each committed to serving a few in order to make positive changes in our world? Psalm 57:2 says, "I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me." This is key in understanding God's purpose for your life. God has numbered your days and will fulfill every purpose He has for you. Purposefully Yours, Kristie

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