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March 2018

Hold my hand

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We were out walking and climbing on some rocks last week south of Fort Worth, TX last week.  No – this picture is not us and the rocks weren’t that big….although that would have been fun!!

Here we were – 4 kids with wide eyes, ready to jump, slide, and get really wet in the river running through the huge boulders.  My older kids took off with confidence, but the younger two were a bit more cautious.  I let my 4 year old experiment a bit and I could sense there was some panic in her. She tried to take a step, but she looked down and soon wanted me to hold her hand again.  She eventually realized she could do it without falling, and she gained some serious confidence!!  My 2 year old didn’t even want to climb up or walk on the rocks, until she had my hand grasped tightly in mine.   She only wanted to walk with my help.

As simple as this is, I couldn’t help but realize God was teaching me a very important lesson that day.  Each of the ways in which my kids reacted to the rocks,  was a clear picture of how I often react to life.

Sometimes I just jump right in – not really sure of the danger or blessings….I just jump all in.

Sometimes I experiment a little bit to see the level of danger. I may try it on my own, and soon realize that I really do need help!

But how I WANT to live my life is more like my 2 year old.  I want to know that I can’t make it through this life without God’s help in holding my hand.  Being aware that He can and will guide me steps  – every step.  Now, that doesn’t mean I won’t ever slip, or even fall, but it does mean that when I do, His hand will be there holding me.  Helping me.  Guiding me.

I wonder why I often still try to do “life” without fully holding on to Him?  How many times do I need to learn my lessons before changing how I operate?  That’s a question and a blog for another day.

But for now – I will do my best to cling to HIS hand and HIS ways, and not try to do things on my own!!   The “rocks” we are climbing on and walking on can be a challenge, but also a huge blessing as long as we are holding the hand of the ONE who knows the twists and turns of the rocks better than we ever will.    You with me?!?

–Rachel

Feeling a bit worth-less

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This week something happened in my life that made me feel worth-less, completely broken, and rejected.   Have you ever felt that? 
The words spoken to me and the difficult situation made me want to throw my hands up and say – “That’s enough!  I am tired, I am giving my all, and that still is being criticized. I’m done.”  Been there?   Maybe you have felt this in your life?  In your relationships?  In your job?  You may have felt broken, rejected, lost, hurt or you have felt worth-less.  
Guess what?… This is big….don’t miss it….
The CORE statement in P31 Fitness when we founded this company 10+ years ago is:   “YOU ARE WORTH IT.”   It’s a statement we have trademarked and we all say to to women everywhere daily.    WHY?  
 
Because I know that EVERY woman feels the very things that I am feeling this week from time to time.  Every woman that walks this Earth may often feel worth-less, not good enough, and may just want to give up.  “Broken, rejected, lost.”   And in our program – we GET to hear that message that we aren’t those things…that instead – – that WE ARE worth it!!! 
 
At times when we feel worth-less (I am speaking to myself this week too), we have to remember that our worth comes from CHRIST alone.  Our worth isn’t dependent on what we do or what we have.  It isn’t dependent on our achievements, our looks, our weight, or anything we can DO.  Our worth is dependent on who GOD is.  
 
That is where we need to find our worth.  When we seek our worth from HIM and we understand He has called us WORTHY…the hard times in this life won’t knock us down quite as far.  I didn’t do a good job of remembering where my worth is found this week….thankful for HIS grace, as I learn lessons daily.  
 
 
So,  when criticisms come at you, disappointments or the feeling of rejection strikes you deep, remember YOU ARE WORTH IT and remember just how true those words are to you. THAT is the purpose of P31 Fitness!!