Wednesday, May 20, 2015

This Is What I Have Been Training For

Justin and I decided to spend our Tuesday afternoon working on our newly purchased land. There was litter that needed to be picked up, and two trees hanging over the road, to be cut.
 
We both started out with the trash detail, and then headed to the trees.
 
I stood, watched, and waited until he had the first tree cut down.
 
While he cut the branches of the tree, I began to pick up the branches, and toss them into the woods.
 

While I paused to allow him to cut more branches off the tree, a thought hit me.


This is what I have been training for.


What have I been training for, you may ask? Life my friends, life.


All those long hard hours lifting weights, and running laps, paid off. I was physically able to spend the afternoon helping my husband with some pretty serious, physical labor. Lifting logs, picking up and throwing branches felt so easy!


So, the next time your sweating it out, and feel like giving it up, don't. You never know what the LORD may call you to do the next day of your life. Maybe it's helping an elderly person carry their groceries, run errands for a sick neighbor, carry a child on your hip or in your body, or maybe throw some branches around to help your hubby out. Being physically ready should be a priority for us all.


What has exercising helped you accomplish lately? Any work going on around your place?

Have a wonderfully blessed day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
Angel

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6 comments:

  1. I love it, Angel!! Your physical strength allows you to be a true helpmate for your husband, and I know he is just as blessed by that as he is by your willing spirit. I, the couch potato, could never have kept up with you two - you've inspired me to do some hard thinking about my (lack of) physical activity!

    I'm so glad you're enjoying taking care of YOUR land!!

    Have a wonderful day, dear friend!
    ~ Vicki

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  2. Thank-you Vicki! I pray that you have a wonderful day! :D

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  3. This is awesome! Building physical strength working the land is a wonderful thing. Moving the body and pushing ourselves to grow as a person is a great thing. Enjoyed!
    -Carole

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    1. Thank-you Carole! I am glad you enjoyed this. :)

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  4. Working your land...... a good feeling!

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