My father-in-law and I have been building an 8x 4 1/2 foot table out in my garage and it has gone along nice and smoothly. Today we are in the finishing stages of staining and sanding it then putting polyurethane on it.
Today, as I was listening to music and jamming out in my minivan on the way to the store to get some wipes for my new little bundle of joy, I was overwhelmed with great sadness because I have not sought out God’s will for the blessings He has poured out on my life. I might not be rich or sooo wealthy that I can wipe my butt with money, but I have more than I need and more love than most people have or ever will experience. Moreover, I have salvation and the Truth about Jesus. That alone is staggering enough to bring me to my knees each and every morning. As I sat in my car I prayed to God that He would order my steps for what I need to do in order to fill the cup of others, so that I might continue to receive His blessing and truly be about my Father’s work (giving to others and spreading the Gospel). I have a clue now, or a new desire that came to mind, as to where to begin with ministering to the homeless. Another idea that dawned on me is to bless others with the love of my children by visiting the elderly as well. After sobbing and getting it all off my chest the weight seemed to have come off and it was a weight I hadn’t even realized was there. God is amazing, to no surprise, and I am simply grateful to be a part of His divine plans for this earth while I have life left to give. Praise be to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Amen
When I did my first 24 day challenge i lost lost 10 lbs and 2 pants sizes. I felt great and had more energy than I knew what to do with. Before the 24 day challenge I would have to take a nap before I could really engage with my kids when I got home. It was kind of sad to me, who is 26, to have to sleep for a power nap just to play with my boys. I am sooo thankful I don’t need that anymore.
Then, about a month later I started using the Performance elite products like Muscle Gain, Post-Workout recovery, Muscle Strength, and Catalyst. I lost another 10 lbs but put on 10 lbs of muscle in the process. All of my major lifts like deadlift, squat, and bench press increased by about 80-90lbs in a 6 week period. I have never seen results like this in my body…EvARRR! I have tried just about every pre-workout energy drink and whey protein and casein protein out there and didn’t put on nearly as much muscle.
As I was searching my thoughts and my heart the other day to discern truths, I realized that the pursuit of Chief Petty Officer and or LDO may not be what God wants me to do. Both of these things require a great deal of effort and those efforts could be better invested in kingdom of God. Though neither one would be pursuing sin I know deep in my heart that all I want is to serve God and therefore serving His people. The option to become a Chief increases my earning and ability to influence others and, from what it seems, would allow me to bear down into the Bible studies which may lead to my Pastoral ministry,however, even that seems like I am reaching out for things that are man-made and self-centered dreams.
Oh Lord! Only You know what I was made to do. Please order my steps, that I would honor You in all that I do and steward the talents You have given me.
Likewise with Advocare, it seems like a great solution to many of people’s problems, but truly a corrupt and sinful people are in need of a Savior King, Jesus Christ. My trust is that God will show me the right way to lead my life. Praise be to Him who saves and shows mercy to the weak. Amen!
So the question has come to my mind, why do I need to take supplements? Well first off it has helped me trim my physique like nothing I have ever tried before. Secondly, my mental focus and cognitive skills have vastly improved from taking certain things liks Spark and Omega Plex. Lastly, the supplements offered through Advocare have enabled me to help others lose weight as well, which means there is substantial potential for a business. Hence, I became a distributor after I completed my first 24 Day challenge and lost 10 lbs and 2 pants sizes and have kept it off and keep gaining muscle tone. Not to mention I have had an awesome time doing this and every time I workout now I know that I am ACTUALLY getting closer to my fitness goals. I have also made a good deal of profit just sharing my success with the 24 day challenge and then helping other people get on it. The serious profit came once I reached Advisor. As this pertains to my walk with God, I think I may have put these Supps on a pedestal and therefore I am searching my soul to evaluate whether these life changing supplements are soul sucking as well.
Nothing should ever be exalted above God. I maintain that, while I have not put these supplements above God, I have placed too great a priority on these products. I think the correct thing for me to do is to periodically go a month Advocare free, not taking supplements or distributing products. This would simply allow me to deny myself and allow God to do His miraculous work with my life.
Everything we do ought to honor God and glorify Him who made us in some way, shape, or form. Now what I do is definitely different from what other independent distributors do with their profits. I have made a pact (a covenant) with God that I will give 80% to those in need. Again, this establishes a need for God to provide my provisions and enables me to earn an additional income and serving God at the same time.
In conclusion, I am lead to believe that, as long as I rely on God for my needs and happiness, using supplements to better my health and the business to better my finances while serving the Lord of Hosts I am being a good steward of both my body and earnings which have been entrusted to me. I will give this matter serious attention in my prayer closet and I will be ready to forsake all things in order that I serve the one true living God with all my heart and soul.
So today is my first post in my first blog. I have decided to take up journalism as a part of venting and growing as a person. For those who don’t know me, but choose to get to know me, I am a born-again Christian. I am not religious. I have a personal walk with Jesus Christ and I seek the kingdom of God first and foremost. Some days I do a better job of this than others, but all-in-all who I am today is far better than who I was years ago living in mortal sin and in danger of losing my soul permanently. I am a United States Navy Sailor. I am a husband and father of 3 beautiful children. Lastly, I am a Advocare Independent distributor who reached his advisor level within three weeks of becoming a distributor. I will post my results on here for that in the near future. Well I am pretty sure that I should keep this short and sweet. May all who read this be blessed and may God Almighty be glorified! Praise to Jesus, God the Father, and God the Holy Spirit.