In truth God wants us to Flourish. By leading a Flourish life we are following what God wants us to do according to His Scripture. This is a "win, win" situation where we benefit from living our optimum lives....being the best we can be according to our own unique talents, so that we are a bright small reflection of God's goodness. Psalm 23:3 for instance : "He gives me new strength. He leads me on paths that are right for the good of his name.". This is a perfect illustration, as the Psalm states "He leads on paths that are right" which equals truth full pure living, which equals following our unique life path, heart and true calling so that we can give God Glory. For me, this means the more I flourish (the more I live optimally in accordance with my own individual giftings and talents: like living super athletically/really fit, truthfully, kind, LOVING, wisely, artisticly) the more I am a good example of an optimal life, Christianity and Joy..... a sort of brightness that gives God glory and helps draw other individuals to Him. Again and again, I realise that in truth a Flourishing life is what we are all meant to work towards, by way of our own individual talents and our best efforts to live optimally, ideally as truthfully as possible......our best lives.....a Flourishing life for God, Jesus and Holy Spirit!
It never hurts to make a list and look at the reasons why I get up and train each day and how this is contributing to a flourishing life! So here are a few more reasons:
- Every time I get up and train I am contributing to a Flourishing life and giving God glory by the gift of athletics he has given me.
- The day is always better.
- I am always happier, more in control, wiser and calmer....more energy.
- I'm flourishing.
-I'm full filling my destiny to be an athlete every time I train.
- I am builind credibility by way of practicality. Credibility for my job as a Personal Trainer and Motivator, something that simply can't be read in a text book but must be learned by continual training.
-Via credibility....as a happy by-product (do what you love and the rest will follow) I'm making money. Every run, swim or work out contributes to my success in my career and builds my credibility = more clients= more money.
- I'm doing what I'm meant to do. What God designed me to do: Train:)!
I was born moving. Quite simply, I was born to be an athlete. As a result of this, I'm working to "up my game" and become the best possible athlete that I can be. Each and every one of us has the ability to meet our potential if we so choose. I choose to live my life to its fullest capacity and pursue the talents, gifts and direction God has intended for my life! I’m rocking out life, enjoying a lot of hard training, drinking my merlot, laughing with friends, dancing like crazy, running, swimming and cycling to excessive levels!! I’m living a Flourishing Life. Flourish!!