You know, sometimes we feel we are so alright and don’t even know that we are not alright at all… 😂
You see, for a while now I had been thinking that I was physically fit. Major reason being that my BMI is just ok. I had been telling my husband that I wanted to incorporate daily exercises into my routine over several months but never did. On the last day of June I just felt inspired to take action. So, I scouted for an exercise video on YouTube. I first watched a few minutes and thought to myself, “Will this not be too simple for me?”
O, how wrong I was. I stood up to try following the exercise in the video and you probably already guessed what happened to me. Number 1, I couldn’t keep up with the pace of the so-called exercise for beginners. I was panting after 1.5 minutes. I couldn’t survive another half minute because I was feeling dizzy sef. I jejely sat down.
I had to face the fact that I was not physically fit at all. . .
This made me decide that I needed to make this a daily routine. So, I started on the 1st of July with morale support from my dear husband. The way sweat started pouring from my body after that first day’s exercise run… My husband was like, “Wow, see how you are sweating.” 😂
I have been going at my own pace and I am already making progress with the length of time I can carry out the exercises at a stretch. It is day 6 (I skipped one day though because it was hunger that woke me up and I already decked up before I remembered I had not gone through my exercise routine 😓) and I was able to go on for almost ten minutes at a stretch following the zumba dance workout video.
You know there’s a way God just draws our attention to deep lessons from daily activities.
Let me share what was ministered to my heart as I took the attached picture and reminisced on my exercise journey in the last few days…
You see, many of us make assumptions about what we think we are. We assume that we are spiritually fit not knowing that we have been drained out. We keep going, full of activities, still drawing out from an almost completely empty well. We just keep giving without replenishing ourselves. Only to later find out that you are completely empty.
We get so busy with so many stuff which robs us of the opportunity to work at getting better. We continue to live our lives based on assumptions until we finally crash.
It is important that we all take time out to recharge. Take time out to constantly fellowship with God personally as a minister. Take time out to evaluate yourself and be sure that you are still on track.
This also applies to all aspects of your life… Marriage, all your relationships, business, work, etc. You need to keep tabs on how healthy these areas are.
I hope this inspired you in some way.
P. S. I only put on the blouse to cover my camisole so I could take the picture o. I just had to capture my sweaty face and neck for the records ☺
- OMOSEBI Mary Omolola, PhD