I’ve been quiet lately, as I sit back and listen to God. I’ve had people ask me what’s going on with my Beachbody business, and truthfully, I have no answer. I haven’t closed the doors on this avenue, I just don’t know where the path is leading. And I am perfectly okay with that.
Something that became abundantly clear to me, while I was on summer break, is that I was becoming too “of this world” in regards to my business. I was trying to make it a means to an end; I was caught up in the chase of having a 6-figure income, of being able to “retire” early, of not having debt, of everything – EVERYTHING – that is so WORLDLY, instead of keeping my eyes on Christ.
“28But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?29 Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. 30 They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’” (Luke 14:28-30 NLT)
My faith is important to me. I understand not everyone in my life has a healthy relationship with faith because of their experience with RELIGION. Religion bastardizes the Word of God; it turns believers into automatons, into agents of evil. Faith – spirituality – is different than religion – it is a relationship with Christ. Relationship. Not an attendance tracker. Not a bank. A living, breathing relationship.
Seeing that I have not been the best person in my relationship with Christ is my path and my journey. It is mine to overcome. And one such way that I am overcoming my obstacles is through Revelation Wellness. No, this is not another Direct Sales or Multi-Level Marketing gig. This, THIS is me, finding me as I continue on my path to being healthy – mentally, spiritually, physically.
One of the things I found while running Challenge Groups through Beachbody is that my challengers joined because they wanted the relationship piece of the group; not necessarily the daily news/nutritional nuggets, but the ability to find solidarity with people who are in the same place in life. I believe that this piece is what is missing from most weight loss journeys. Choose a program that works for you – but it will only succeed if you have the chance to build COMMUNITY amongst others. We all have our own wounds that run deep; our own reasons to have unhealthy relationships with food and/or exercise, but the key to success is to have confidants as you battle your demons. Essentially, the health and wellness community needs “sponsors” just as any other recovery program has.
Through RevWell, I am training to become a Weigh Less To Feed More leader; it is an 8-week intensive study as I learn to lose weight – the weight of this world – so I can feed more – souls. There have been obstacles as I have started this training, just like there always will be whenever Christ is trying to do work through you – but I have not given up hope and I have placed 100% faith in this aspect of my journey.
“Opposition does not always look like a bully in a schoolyard calling us fat or telling us we are worthless. Opposition wears all sorts of disguises. It is often wearing a cloak of love….food addictions are often associated with personalities that aim to please others before themselves.” Alisa Keeton, Revelation Wellness.
As I wrestle with the thought that putting my needs before others as being selfless, not selfish, I have no doubt that this is where I am supposed to be; it’s not up to me to know the end result or to know what the finished puzzle will look like, it’s up to me to trust the process and to take the journey.