Yesterday I talked about the importance of resistance in the gym and in God’s kingdom! Today I want to focus on another important truth that I have learned from the gym, but applies in the Kingdom also.
The majority of the time I weight train alone. It has its pros and cons, but I do it simply because the days and times I go aren’t consistent. But, the days I do have a partner are usually the days I feel I have given it my all. Why?
1. When I have a partner I will lift heavier weight knowing that he is there to help me if it is to much. There is nothing more embarassing than bench pressing and getting the weight on your chest and not being able to lift it. This is where you can heavily rely on your partner.
- Shouldn’t our lives be this way? We should be someones partner to help get the load off there chest when they need it. Ironically, it is usually the other way around. People had rather talk about how dumb someone is for trying to lift that much weight. Be a good partner for someone. Just help them get the load off. One day you will probably wish you had a good partner to help you when the load gets heavy.
2. A partner in the weight room is a good motivator. There is nothing more encouraging when you are straining, in pain, lifting as much as you can, and your partner is yelling “You can do it, keep pushing, Only a few more reps.” There are many times I have wanted to give up, but the fact that I had a motivating partner kept me going.
- Are we a motivating, encouraging partner to our friends in Christ. When they are struggling are we pushing them to keep going? When they are down and out are we being positive and uplifting with our words? Again, many times we sow negativity and words of discouragement instead of picking them back up, dusting them off and getting them started again?
As you can see, a good partner is beneficial in the weight room and the Kingdom!
Have you ever needed a partner in life but didn’t have one?
Have you been a good partner to someone?
Did it help build your faith?