So to go along with our "Strength in September" theme, I wanted to mention mental strength and how that is just as important as physical strength in our lives. While we are focusing at Transfit on becoming physically strong through challenges such as the #tfsquatchallenge, we also feel there should be a large emphasis on mental strength.
So what exactly does mental strength look like? A great example I wanted to share with you all today is a small exercise you and your family (or roommates for all you sweet college students) can do together.
I recently read about a family who goes around the table during breakfast every morning and each of them give an "I will" statement for that day. These statements shape each individual's mind to allow them to live purposefully and intentionally for the day. At the end of the day, the family talks about what became of their "I will" statements, and what God was able to accomplish through them that day. Why is it important to vocalize these statements?
Beginning our days with an "I will" statement allows us to live intentionally. God calls us in Colossians 4:5 to "Live wisely among those.., and make the most of every opportunity." In order to truly make the most of every opportunity, we need to live our lives with an "I will" mindset. We need to seek to find opportunities to share love and encouragement and give our best in every moment of every day.
So today, I want to challenge you to set an "I will" statement. Even if it's just for the day or the week, begin to transform your mind by having an eternal mindset, living each and every day with a purpose of serving the Lord.
Sunday night I had the opportunity to try out these "I will" statements with my own family, and they loved it! Porter, Lyla, Kaitlyn and I had the best time each filling out a notecard saying what we planned to focus on doing for the next day and the week ahead! I can't wait to see how they use these statements to accomplish their goals and begin to learn how important it is to live with intention.
Have a wonderful week!