The scripture of the day is Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
Did you know that the command given by God more than ANY other command in the Bible is "Fear not" ??? God clearly knew that this would be something we would struggle with and He also knew that we would need to be reminded over and over and over to Fear Not!
This morning I am about to teach my first full group fitness class ALL BY MYSELF. 2 classes actually. First will be an hour of Core (strength training with the stability ball) and next will be a 30 minute Boot Camp class (all high-intensity cardio). Ever since I 'got the call' last Tuesday that I would be teaching today, just the mere thought of it made me nauseated and my heart would go into ridiculous spasms pumping so hard I honestly had to check and see if my chest was throbbing. I've been doing spiritual battle all week long and have discovered some awesome truths about who I am in Christ and Who it is inside of me that enables me to stand up in front of a group of 30-40 people, speak into a microphone and "teach" them something I am not even certified in yet.
I have had SO MANY PEOPLE come up to me lately and say "I could NEVER do what you are doing." (meaning get up in front of a class and teach).
You know what my answer is to them?? NEITHER COULD I!!
It is a marvelous thing when God uses the LEAST LIKELY person to do something completely uncharacteristic. It proves that it is TRUE LY God at work!
Of all the "qualified" people out there to instruct others, I am NOT one of them....however PRAISE THE LORD that God doesn't call the qualified...he QUALIFIES THE CALLED!
Can I get a WOOT-WOOT!!!