As The Fit Sister Project community wraps up our week on consistency, I want to say that it is has been such a huge blessing to be surrounded by so many amazing women seeking God’s best for their lives. Your encouragement and love for each other is a beautiful picture of what it looks like to bring heaven to earth today.
If I can do anything as your coach, it’s to help you peel back the layers until you see who YOU are in Christ. What we do with our workouts and eating choices are all about equipping you to have the strength and confidence to go on a journey with Jesus and to remember that He has created you for GREAT THINGS.
Faith isn’t passive. It is ACTIVE. And it’s steadfast. The vision behind Fit Revival is that we are an army of sisters rising up to do big things for God. Revival is what happens on the inside, being fit is what happens on the outside.
With that being said, the story of David and Goliath was shared on social media by a friend yesterday. I decided to reread the story in 1 Samuel 17, and all of those identity whispers from the Lord, things He has spoken into my heart over the course of my life, started coming back to me. I have always been small in terms of my physical size — if you’ve read my story, you know I started this journey underweight and not healthy.
When I was little, I had the same line in the church Christmas play every single year, “Although I’m very small, I’m big enough to say, Happy Birthday, Jesus on this special day.”
When I was in 3rd grade, I ran for mayor of my third grade class and my campaign slogan was, “Little people can do big things.”
And in college, in my desperate prayer times, God would draw me close and call me, “Little one.”
When my kids were little and things were messy, God said “Take care of you, and I’ll do the rest.” And that’s where my own fit revival began.
It’s as if He created me this way to draw a picture that no matter what our size, what our limitations, what giants we may be facing — we have no reason to QUIT because He doesn’t quit on us.
So what does this have to do with our focus on CONSISTENCY? It’s simple and it involves three little words, YOU DON’T QUIT. Rise up, sister.
Maybe you’ve been facing some giants. Maybe they have been taunting you – over and over and over, relentlessly, CONSISTENTLY. It says in verse 32 that the giant woke up every morning for 40 days and came forward every morning and evening and took his stand.
Are you willing to be more consistent than the giants in your life? Are you willing to take a stand every morning and every night? There is nothing too big for God. It’s time to fight back, sister. But not with the usual weapons. The mundane efforts of staying consistent once the excitement has worn off is actually ANYTHING but mundane when God shows up and moves mountains that only He can move.
In verse 40, David refused the usual armor given to someone going into battle because it wasn’t something he was familiar with, and it would have slowed him down. From a conventional sense, that armor seemed necessary and good. How many times do we put things on that seem good but actually aren’t what God has asked us to do? Or maybe we try to fight back, but with our own striving and performance?
What if we just do what God has asked us to do? And let God do the rest. David LISTENED to the Lord, took up his slingshot and stones, and RAN to the battle line (verse 48).
David had a holy confidence that inspires me. What only-God stories are waiting to be written as you face your giants, take a stand, and refuse to give up or give in? God is right there with you, ready to do what you can’t, ready to take you from glory to glory to glory. Remember, you are part of an ARMY of sisters, rising up to do big things for God. Love you, sister!
P.S. If you are not part of our Fit Sister Project community, why not? And if you need a specific plan of action for your health and fitness, make sure you fill out this application for my Fit Sister VIP Virtual Bootcamp.