Just as our physical fitness requires practice and discipline, developing our spiritual fitness requires the same. Like our muscles, our spiritual fitness can be developed and strengthened, leading us to find a life full of joy and purpose. We are all at different stages in our spiritual journey, so we can’t compare ourselves to others. We have to look at where we are and then begin improving from there.
Hitting the gym is high on the list when physical fitness is our priority. I’d say for many people, it’s usually a goal but hardly a reality. Many of us have good intentions, we start strong but often fizzle out and don’t stick to a routine. For those who are successful in maintaining some level of fitness, there is consistency in their physical activity. The level of activity might be light, moderate, or vigorous but the key is always consistency.
We should do our best to live a healthy lifestyle. Our bodies are at their best when we strive to be consistent in our practice of healthy habits like eating the right foods and developing a good exercise routine. We can also practice healthy habits when it comes to our spiritual lifestyle as well.
Becoming spiritually fit is not achieved by giant goals that are hard to reach. It starts with small consistent steps that lead to a healthy spiritual lifestyle.
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8 (NIV)