Discipling the Body

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Mission Accomplished


I have always struggled with self-esteem issues; feelings of not feeling good enough, etc, etc. Prompted by a good friend, who reminded me that I have “everything I ever wanted out of life”, I have been reflecting on exactly what those things are. SO, here’s the list I’ve come up with so far:

  1. Get married to a beautiful, intelligent woman
  2. Start a family
  3. Graduate from my undergraduate
  4. Complete a triathlon
  5. Debt-free
  6. Attain ideal weight
  7. Graduate from seminary
  8. Complete an Ironman by the time I’m 40

I have accomplished 1-5. Should get #6 out of the way the end of the year (If my son says it’s okay), and 7 & 8 will take a few more years. I’ve actually done #4 many times now at the Sprint distance, so that goal is well smashed.

So, what exactly am I feeling down about? This was a good perspective shift for me. It is also a good reminder of why we all need awesome friends who can reflect reality back to us.

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A Paradigm for Success

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I work well with models; diagrams that help me focus my attention and help me set out my priorities around certain goals. In relation to my desire to be the best version of myself I can be – or, that God would want me to be, I have briefly sketched out the paradigm above.


Movement – Move every day. Use the body God gave me in ways that honour him and maximum all that it can do.

Nutrition – Eat primarily for fuel to help me achieve movement and mental strength

Mental Strength – The ability to be resilient, firm in decision making, and confident

To achieve all those surrounded by a loving and supportive community of family and friends; and

Keeping Jesus Christ and his sacrifice on the cross at the centre as both the driver, motivator, strengthener, and of course, redeemer.