With my thigh all jacked up from running, I am missing the aerobic part of working out. I'm the type of person, you miss a few days - its like I never worked out in my life. So I headed back to my favorite place to ever work out - JAZZERCISE!
Honestly - I know people have an idea of what that is - but it is the most amazing work out you could ever do! It has FANTASTIC cardio - strength training that will kick your butt - stretching... & I'm such a music person anyways... & when I got in there & we got to work out to "Single Ladies" by Beyonce, well, I was happy to be back!
I got there & was trying to decide where to stand... & Jazzercise is just like church & pews - people have their spots & dont EVEN think about taking their spot! You'll get a 5 lb weight on the side of your head if you do! Well, up front, right next to the stage is ALWAYS open. On one side, there is one young lady that takes that spot - but the other side of the stage.... empty! And there will be over 25 ladies in this room working out, but no one wants the dreaded "UP FRONT" spot!...... I went right up there & took it....
Why does no one want it? Because when you are up there - you are front & center - you are in the spot where everyone is watching you - watching to see if you mess up a step - or if you can make it through strong or if you have to take a break! All eyes are on you!
For me - that spot doesnt bother me. I actually enjoy it & I've been sorta taking that spot as my own.... why? Because it holds me accountable! I know those eyes from all over the room are watching.... it makes me push harder - makes me go longer then I would if I were in the back of the room or blending in - it makes me stronger!
Shouldnt Christians be the same way? We are called to be different - to stand out! I think alot of times, we like the idea of being a Christian but want to blend in - or stand in the back where we're not noticed. Yeah, in the back of the room - you can get a work out - but you're not making a difference, you're not being challenged - you're not getting pushed to be stronger!!!
Be in the front of whatever is in your life! Represent Christ boldly! Keep fighting & going strong because eyes are on you & watching your moves!
And yeah, you may have a mis-step or a moment where you have to stop & catch your breath... but you're going be stronger & people will watch you & want to know where you are getting that strength!
BE OUT FRONT!!!!