It’s Thursday morning, and I just returned from the gym. It was brutal.
Some mornings I’m energized and ready for a great work out. Then there’s the other kind, the kind I had today. Don’t really understand why. Maybe it’s a lack of calories, or maybe a poor night’s sleep. Or both?
That’s how it felt, just limping through. It’s the work out I couldn’t wait to finish. Any amount of weight was too much to lift. Any kind of aerobics were too aggressive. The stretching was painful. I gave it a shot. But after 30 minutes, I went home.
Well, and now I’m blogging about it. Why? Because it’s on my mind and it’s my blog and I can waste the readers time with something innocuous if I want too. Sorry.
Maybe. Let’s see, is there something I can link this to, something of value? Hmmm. Well, here goes:
- Perseverance: nothing good comes easy
- Patience: nothing good happens quickly
- Power: the body needs fuel to work effectively
- People: my work out buddy wasn’t there
- Procrastination: not sure how it applies but it’s a good P word.
The Spirit is willing but the body is weak. Yep, how true. My spirit wants to soar, to aim high, to reach for the stars. My spirit seeks to be lifted by the Holy Spirit. A weak physical work out is one thing, but a weakened spirit due to lack of nourishment is another.
Can my soul be energized with too few calories? I need the Holy Spirit?
I’ll get by with a weak work out. But not so sure with the spiritual part. Frankly, I need the fresh breeze of the Spirit every morning. My day is better with it and far less effective without it.
How about you?