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HE LOST 2.5 INCHES IN HIS WAIST. And here is how he did it: Faith + Works. BAM! Get on it dog’on it!
I have friend that decided he wanted to buy a certain piece of equipment because he really liked it and BELIEVED it was going to help him lose some inches in his waist. He had already lost a good bit of weight and wanted to start building some muscle and lose more bodyfat particularly around his waist line. So he told me at least 2-3 times something along these lines:
“KJ, when I get that machine, I really believe it is going to be the difference in helping me lose some serious inches in my waist.”
Again he told me this same thing on at least 2-3 occassions. And I could tell he really believed what he said. Now honestly even though I am a 100% believer in the power of your words, particularly when you believe what you are saying, I was not so sure he was going to get the results he wanted, at least not since he was expecting it to happen pretty quick. And to add to that he didnt have a lot to lose anyway. No matter what it was going to be harder for him because of the stage he was at in the process. But I just went right along with him because I knew he was excited and I surely did not want to put out any fire he had. I remember thinking to myself: “I am not so sure he is going to get as quick of results as he is thinking, but who am I to say what he cant do if he believes it?”
Long story short, he got the piece of equipment in, started working out on it, and now only maybe 2 months into it he has lost 2.5 inches in his waist, and improved his overall strength and endurance. I remember when he came to see me just a couple of weeks ago and was sharing all this with me, it literally just kept stirring up inside me that :HEY, HE GOT THESE RESULTS BECAUSE HE LITERALLY BELIEVED IT IN HIS HEART, HE GOT HIS MIND THINKING IN THAT DIRECTION, AND HE WAS SAYING IT OUT OF HIS MOUTH.
So there you go. This is a great and close up, real life, simple story of 1 man’s testimony of how he used his FAITH, His Words, and his actions (works) to produce something he wanted in his life. No he didnt just say a bunch of words. No he didnt just think a bunch of mindless thoughts. No he didnt just do some irrelevant haphazard “work”. He settled in his heart what he wanted. He chose a particular process to make himself believe in. He continually thought and spoke what he wanted, and he consistently “worked”. Then from that he got THE RESULTS. I relate this to 2 different scriptures:
Mark 11:20-24 – story where Jesus cursed the fig tree, then said that “whosoever” says, believes in their heart what they say, they shall have what they say.
James 2:17 – faith without works is dead
Your Words are very powerful. Use them on purpose to create the future you want for yourself. Use the “faith of God” that He gave you. And combine the correct “works” with it to produce the results you want.
Here is something we have used here at God-Built when helping clients to take control of their health and lives: “Your actions will prove what you truly believe in most cases>” If you believe it, you will be “acting” it out.
YOUR HEALTH, YOUR LIFE, YOUR CHOICE God bless u kj
Check this out:
“Neuroplasticity is the term used to describe how the brain continues to re-invent itself. Older, unused pathways fall away, and new ones, with repetition and focus, emerge. What we think about actually rewires our brains—for better or worse. We now know that our choice of words has a direct and immediate effect on our emotional response and makes our brains inclined to respond in specific ways. This is true whether we are reacting to spoken words delivered by someone else, or to the inner self-talk that we hear ourselves “saying” inside our heads.”
I found this from an online site just today. We all have heard and read this before as it concerns “Rewiring the brain”, and it is great for us to see and hear it again, and again, and again. You know that here at God-Built this is one of the principles that we have been teaching for quite some time now. This is to remind you that we do care about you and your health, your life. We want you to understand the power that you have inside you. You have the power with your thoughts and your words to literally “rewire” your brain. To Rewire your Brain basically means you are training yourself what to think on and how to think. Like the Word says to “RENEW YOUR MIND”.
Remember, YOUR Mind is yours, and God gave it to you so that you can use it to help steer your health and every other area of life in His direction. He wants you to take control of it, and not let it control you. He wants you to be your Mind’s master, and not let your mind master you. See your mind is waiting to get direction. And it is going to take direction by the information it takes in. Your mind is constantly getting fed information by your past, what others say, what YOU say, what you allow yourself to think, and what you see. You can stop some information from entering, but some you can not. You have to learn how to filter the info that you do not want to negatively influence you. Basically you train your brain how to “see” things. That is one reason why it is so vital that you understand the power of your mind and how it will determine to a large extent your health and your life.
Remember you can absolutely get control of and keep control of your mind, your words, and your thoughts. It is something that takes time, and yes it is a daily thing. Once you accept this as important, know that He gave you the power, accept the power, and choose to use it accordingly, then you are on your way to improving your health and life.
YOUR HEALTH, YOUR LIFE, YOUR CHOICE Godbless u kj
Follow the order: Spirit, Soul, Body
Grow in your understanding that He loves you unconditionally. His Love is great, and it is for you personally.
Grow in your understanding of just “who you are In Christ Jesus”, and what you have In Christ.
- You have His faith, His peace, His Joy, His abundance of health. It is yours already on the inside (your spirit).
Use your mind, will, and emotions to steer your health, and any other area of your life, in the right direction.
- choose to control your mind and think the right thoughts, thoughts of peace, victory, joy.
- choose to use your words to help point your mind, and your body in the right direction. (yes your words are that powerful, and you will see the results when you actually choose to believe it and do it!)
- you control your emotions, and make sure you do not let them control you.
- Your will is yours. You can steer it the way you want.
Nutrition– “stop eating Crap”. Ha! thats a funny quote i saw a while back.
- Just simply choose to gradually do better on the Quality. And consciously control the Quantity at each meal. SIMPLE!
EXERCISE– Just move. find a way to get moving NOW! Do not wait til you find the right “place”, time, or program. You can Make it happen right now!
YOUR HEALTH, YOUR LIFE, YOUR CHOICE God bless u kj
Don’t (DO NOT) discount the power of what you are saying and what you are thinking. What you are saying and thinking will impact your health and life, whether you want them to or not.
This is a powerful truth that I tell all of our adult and youth clients here at God-Built. This truth is one of the most important ones I constantly talk with my 2 boys about. And this truth is one of the main things I constantly remind myself about.
Check these scriptures out on this subject:
There is life and death in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. proverbs 18:20
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7
Above all else guard your heart for it is the “wellspring” of life. Proverbs 4:23
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
… And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. James 3:2
The bible makes it clear that your words are powerful. It also makes it clear that what you choose to think on has a powerful impact in your health and life. Science also backs this up with a whole lot of research. Most people today will agree that their words are may have some sort of impact in their health and life. And most would agree that what they choose to think on to some degree impacts their health and life. Yet in my experience, most people do not give these 2 truths enough credit and respect. The normal response I get is usually “Ye I know that, BUT….”. In my years of health and life coaching, my experience has shown me that the people who respond that way will not accomplish their goals. And I have seen people who didnt respect these truths about the power of their words and their thoughts actually start off makding some good changes with their “actions”, but still with the wrong words coming out ot their mouth, and thinking the wrong way. Eventually their “wrong” words and thoughts over powered their improved actions.
If you want to see true lifestyle changes in your health and life, yes you will have to make better choices with your actions. And in order to see these new and improved actions turn into actual “HABITS”, you will have to apply the Biblical principles / Truths of controlling your words and your thoughts. You will have to CHOOSE to use your Words and your Thoughts ON PURPOSE, to create renewed health and life. Your words and powerful. Your thoughts are powerful. God gave you these 2 as tools for you to control and use to produce a “best” life of health, peace, joy, productivity for His Kingdom. Spread His Love first by taking control of your health and life and helping others to see Him in you.
Your Health, Your Life, Your Choice God bless u KJ
God set it up so that being at peace and living with “joy” in your heart produces actual great physical benefits! And this is great news that we all should be excited about, and take heed to. If you want to improve your health, remember this principle. While yes exercise and good nutrition can produce good health benefits, choosing to apply the principle of having a “merry” heart will produce far greater results.
Here are some more “age old” principles that you can find in The Word, that God set up as benefits and tools that He gave us the right and empowerment to use for the benefit of our own health and lives. And in most cases, if not all, science backs these up with much research:
Broken spirit dries the bones proverbs 17:22 – feeling defeated, feeling sorry for yourself, letting sadness continue to depression, guilt
peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer to the bones. proverbs 14:30
And there are many more that we will go over in the future. I realize that many times we are looking for some kind of ground breaking findings when it comes to improving our health. I myself have been guilty of this. And there is no shame in it, we all do it at some time or the other. We want the quick fix, and we want big results without much effort and or time. And yes sometimes it happens that way, but not the majority of time. The Word says to “labor to enter into His rest”. That may seem contradictory, but it is true. We have to put effort into entering His rest. A lot of that just has to do with living and operating in His rest is cross grain with what we are used to. The point here is it still takes some kind of effort and time on our part. And in my 20 years of Health and Life Coaching, I have found out several things that seem to always remain the same. One of those things is that with gaining Health Improvements, it takes time, and it takes consistent effort. Thats not a bad thing either, it just is what it is.
One other thing that I have found to be true in my 20 years of Health & Life coaching, is that the foundation for true long lasting Health improvements is His Word. He spells out several key principles for us in His Word on how to take control of our health, and any other area of our lives. And for as long as I have been teaching Health Improvement using the model of Spirit, Soul, & Body, I still believe this order and this model is the best way to approach Health & Life Improvement. I have told people thousands of times that to understand the love of God, who they are and what they have because of the love of God are the most important and foundation elements for any improvement plan. Well I am not sure about “thousands” of times, but it sure has been a lot over these 20 years. So again let me say it: If YOU WANT TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH AND LIFE, THEN THE “FORMULA” OR “EQUATION” TO FOLLOW IS: SPIRIT SOUL, AND BODY. AND IT IS IN THAT ORDER.
SPIRIT– FIRST YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT HE LOVES YOU UNCONDITIONALLY. THROUGH CHRIST HE MADE YOU RIGHTEOUS. AND HE EMPOWERED YOU WITH THE POWER TO TAKE CONTROL OF AND IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH AND LIFE.
SOUL (MIND WILL EMOTIONS) – HE GAVE YOU A MIGHTY STRONG MIND AND MOUTH, AND WITH IT HE GAVE YOU THE POWER TO CONTROL THEM AND TO USE THEM TO CONTROL YOUR BODY, YOUR LIFE, ETC.
BODY– USE PROPER EXERCISE AND GOOD NUTRITION CONSISTENTLY.
Your Health, Your Life, Your Choice God bless u kj
What a great day to have a great day!
This is the day He made for me and for you, and we are rejoicing and being glad in it!! Ye baby!
We get to make it a great day today!
We get to get better today!
Get on it dog’on it!
Those are some of the things I say to our clients here at God-Built every day. I realize part of my job is to encourage, motivate, and inspire when and where I can. So I do. Many times I know my clients do not want to come to work out because of one or more of the following real world issues: they are tired; have no energy; sore; lower back pain; knee pain; shoulder pain; headache; butt ache; stressed about something going on at work; stressed about something going on at home; it is not a good time to take time away from work; feel a little sick; etc. And these are real world issues that they are dealing with. I know that they are fighting a battle just to get through the doors, and for some it is truly harder than others. And when they do come through those doors:
#1 I am thankful;
#2 I take it as my job to get them mentally and emotionally going in the right direction.
I realize that if I can get them at least thinking on the “positive” things I am saying (or as some will attest, I am hollering!) then they are more likely to get their body to follow along. Then pretty soon they forget about all the stress and the pains, and they are getting some Work done. Their emotions start to turn for the good, and like the saying goes “it is fun when it is done”! So what many times starts out as a pretty big up hill battle, ends up another battle won, and another battle won is a VERY GOOD THING! This is a very good example of the importance of “not listening to the body”. Yes there are times when you need to listen to your body, yet I would dare say if you listen to your body the majority of the time, it will not render desirable results.
So remember one of the first things to do when you are starting off that workout, or starting that project that is tough, or whatever you may be going after that gets tough and overwhelming seeming, is to get your THOUGHTS AND YOUR WORDS pointing you in the right direction. This in itself is literally a game changer!! Bam! Get on it dog’on it!
YOUR HEALTH, YOUR LIFE, YOUR CHOICE God bless u kj
Today I was reviewing those notes from his sermon and it really made me think: “Am I a problem solver, or am I an Excuse maker?” I first thought to myself that I sure hope I am more of a problem solver than an excuse maker. I really had to do some good ole “soul searching”.
You know what my conclusion to that question was, and is? …… Even though I see myself as a “problem solver” for the most part, I see there are areas where I have been an EXCUSE MAKER!! And like a good buddy of mine says “That aint what you want!” So I had to do some real self evaluating. And for most of us, that is probably the hardest evaluating that we can do. It is hard to face our own short comings, but man oh man how beneficial it is.
All this to say that I have been focusing today on areas where I can and should do better. And that in itself is great, yet without any kind of PLAN to actually DO Better, then you probably want accomplish much. With that in mind I am filling out a LIFE IMPROVEMENT PLAN that my pastor has personally used for many years now and he said it has helped him tremendously. This is something I planned to complete at the first of the year, but I waited till now. Like I told him, BETTER LATE THAN LATER!!
So there you go. I am working towards doing better. I am evaluating myself, my life. And I am making a Plan with specific steps to make improvements. I encourage you to do the same. You can get this same “Life Improvement Plan” from my pastor’s website: toddwright.net
Go there are you can download the plan for free. And remember: GET ON IT DOG’ON IT!
YOUR HEALTH, YOUR LIFE, YOUR CHOICE Godbless u kj
You want to make “Health” and or other “Life” Improvements? Of course you do! We all do, and that is usually a great thing. You can get out of balance in anything, yet for the most part to want to improve is very good for you, for those around you, and very likely for the world in general!
When it comes to “improving your Health”, most people automatically think to themselves “Well, I just need to exercise and eat better”. And yes that is true, yet it is only a small part of the “health improvement Equation”. Remember as I discussed last time (and yes many times over the last several years) to approach Improving Health correctly, you must approach it from a “Whole Person” stand point. So lets Recap:
Understand that you are a 3 part being: Spirit, Soul, and Body.
#1 You ARE a spirit. This is what makes you, you! This is the real you on the inside. And through Christ Jesus, everything you need to conquer, win, and overcome in every area of your life is already inside you, inside your spirit.
#2 You HAVE a soul. Your Soul is your mind, will, & emotions. These are just Tools you have been given that when used properly, they are extremely effective to bring about positive change in your health and every other area of life.
#3 You LIVE in a body. Your body is just another tool you have been given that when “taken care of”, it will help you to live out a productive life on this earth.
Now one of the very first things to do if you want to Improve your health is to remember #1, your spirit, the real you. IN the real you is the one thing that empowers you like nothing else: GOD’S LOVE. And it is His Love and your continual recognition and understanding of it that will cause you take control of and do a better job of taking control of and steering #2, your Soul, in the right direction.
The Word says in Romans 2:4 that “it is the goodness of God that leads (us) to repentance”. The word repentance there actually means “to change the way you think” or change your mindset. As you focus more on His love for you, it will cause you to start seeing things differently, to start literally changing the way you think. And in most cases if there is any area of your life that you need to improve in, one of the major things that needs to happen is first and foremost for you to change the way you “see” it, and how you “think” about that area of life. My experience is that in your health and any other area of life you want to make improvements in, if you dont change how you “see” it, how you “think” about it, and how you “speak” about it, then any changed actions are only temporary. And that is just the facts from 20+ years of health and life coaching. Oh ye and from 43 years of dealing with myself!!
So one of the best ways to start of in any Health Improvement plan is to learn and continually understand more about HIS Love for you personally. This will help you to change the way you think and “see” things. And of course this brings peace, joy, power, and excitement which are all important if you are going to make long lasting Health Improvements.
Your Health, Your Life, your Choice God bless u kj
Do what you already know to do- Many times all it takes is doing what you already know you should be doing, and this alone can help you to drastically improve your health and life.
Forgive – Forgive people. It is not worth it. And yes you absolutely can forgive anyone for anything. Sometimes yes it may be hard, but you can because He says you can, and He says you should. And remember to forgive someone does not mean that you are going to forget it. Unforgiveness / bitterness will literally “eat you alive” mentally and physically.
Choose to not worry- Yes yes, I know we all have many stressors we face everyday. And yes there is something to correctly “managing” stress. Yet I believe The Word when it tells us to hand over our worries to Him, and “To Not Worry” about anything. So yes we can and yes we should. Worrying will also literally “eat you alive” mentally and phsysically.
Speak Words of Life, not death- It is a Truth that your tongue has the power of life and death as it concerns your health and your life. Nuff said!
Gradually improve your Quantity Control and Quality control as it concerns FOOD- Remember for most do do a complete 180 turn with your nutrition does not last. So choose to make a few simple changes to start with. Then as you go if you want, change 1 or 2 more. It really is simple, and Simple really does work.
Find a way to Move for 5+ minutes everyday or several days per week- Short Workouts really do work, especially if they are intense (intensity is relative to the individual) and consistent.
BE THANKFUL – I love this one because if you are busy being Thankful, it is hard to be worried, stressed, negative, gloomy, eating out of control to fulfill an emotional problem, and lazy.
There you go. Get on it dog’on it!
Your Health, Your Life, Your Choice GOD BLESS U KJ
This is the day the Lord has made and we are rejoicing, being GLAD, and working out in it!
My clients here at God-Built here me say this all the time. it is pretty much every day they work out here they hear those 2 statements. there are a few reasons why I say these every day:
#1 Because it is True. #2 Because I want to get them thinking and saying it, even if they dont “feel” like it at the moment. #3 Because I am having to encourage and inspire myself!
See, if you wait “to see” if today is or has turned out to be a great day, then you are very likely to MISS OUT on a lot. Most days are great because YOU Choose to make them great for yourself. Now first and foremost, God our Father has given us great opportunity and blessing in each day. And of course of ourselves we cant do much, yet we can take that opportunity He has set up for us, through Christ Jesus, and literally “make the day” a great day.
If we wait until we feel good about it and or wait until everything lines up for it to just magically be a great day, then its like playing the lottery. Somebody is gonna win, but its all a big game of chance. So do not live a life based on chance. Live a life based on Expectation and His Love. His Love set you up for success. His Love is what has empowered you to WIN everyday, even if everything does not go exactly the way you wanted it to. Always do your best everyday. Always look for opportunity to help others. Take the time everyday, several times a day to say what my clients hear At God-Built every time they come:
Its a great day to have a great day, today”! This is the day the Lord has made and “I” am rejoicing in it! Ye baby!
Your Health, Your Life, Your Choice GOD BLESS U KJ