Some of you may already know this, but I am a personal trainer. I help people get in shape. More than that, I like to help people believe they are worth being in shape. There are many exercises that we use to get our bodies stronger. The Turkish Get Up is a great exercise for this reason. If performed correctly it will build overall strength. There is a key aspect of the exercise that will make or break your Turkish Get Up. It also may make or break your life.
There are many factors that go in to doing this exercise correctly. A lot can go wrong, especially when you start using heavier weights. The most important part of the exercise is your head position. If you look down you will be off-balance. You will struggle with the execution of the exercise. You might eventually fall.
I see this happen in many lives. People go through life with their heads down. They can’t see where they are going. They don’t see God. They fall down! Many stay down!
Try this. If you are not ready for the Turkish get up just get a pole, or a bat, or a broom stick. Balance it in your hand and look at the bottom. Then try to balance it and look up at the top. I bet when you look up it will balance a lot better.
Now go through the rest of your life with your head up. Look all the way up. If you start falling off balance, look up! If you start falling down, look up! If you want to have solid footing, look up!
God wants to help you when you fall. He wants to prevent you from falling.
As it says in
Proverbs 3:5-8 (NKJV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil.
It will be health to your flesh,
And strength to your bones.
Look up for God to give you strength, balance, wisdom, and all that you need. Praise Him always. He will keep you on the right path. You will never fall completely down.
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