25 Sep Faithbit Fitness Tracker
What areas of your health concern you most? Is it your physical, spiritual, emotional, mental, social, or occupational health?
If I were honest with you and myself, I’d say most often I’m concerned with my physical and occupational health. We live in a society that naturally prioritizes physical and occupational health. I mean, we have all kinds of ways to track our physical health. And climbing the corporate ladder has been a goal on most of our lists at some point. I prioritize working out and eating healthy. And, I’ve often been concerned about getting personal fulfillment from my career field while maintaining balance in life.
Prior to my current season in life, I thought making a positive impact on the organization for which I worked and society as a whole, lead to occupational wellness. This has somewhat changed for me in my current season. I still desire to make an impact in society as a whole, but now occupational wellness involves doing what God has created me to do.
More often my emotional and spiritual health are what would slip under the radar. In this new season, I have been more intentional about prioritizing my spiritual health, and it truly has made a difference! Focusing on my spiritual health has consistently left me with an overall sense of great health and wellness. How is your Faithfit?
Find Your fit
As I was preparing for my morning run, I began to think about the many benefits of the Fitbit. It “tracks every part of your day—including activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep—to help you find your fit, stay motivated, and see how small steps make a big impact” (fitbit.com). What started with simply tracking steps, heart rate, and a little more has evolved into so much more!
This thought quickly shifted to thoughts of a Faithbit, a fitbit tracker for spiritual fitness and health. What if you wore a wristband that tracked the spiritual activity of your day? It would track your exercise (loving God and loving others; Matthew 22:37-39), faith (how often you moved against your fear in obedience to Christ; Psalm 56:3), food (eating from The Bread of Life and drinking from The Living Water that will permanently satisfy your thirst; John 6:35), and sleep (finding rest in our Heavenly Father; Matthew 11:28-30).
We are all in different places in our walk with Christ. And this spiritual Faithbit fitness tracker would be able to help you identify “your fit”, stay motivated for eternity, and see how small steps of progress wrapped in grace make a big impact for the kingdom of heaven.
If we were to wear a Faithbit today, some of us would be in great shape for being fit for His kingdom. While others of us… Well, if we are honest with ourselves (because God already knows the truth), we are spiritually starved, out of shape, and not sure where to begin.
My encouragement for you today is to put on your spiritual Fitbit and get moving. Don’t sit back and wait for God to work supernaturally within you. Get up and do your part. He is a God who gives us choices. Choose to get in spiritual shape. “Find your fit.” Jesus is waiting.
Do you want to get started today? Answer these questions modified from Fitbit, to help you set some personal faith goals.
- Where would you like to start?
a. Up my spiritual exercise and workouts (loving God and loving others).
b. Up my daily faith walking steps.
c. Improve my sleep and ability to rest in Him.
d. Eat a healthier diet by reading my Bible more frequently.
e. Manage my current activity with consistency and accountability.
f. Not sure, I’m just curious.
- Why is starting there most important to you? Think about why it matters.
a. I want to improve my relationship with Christ.
b. Get spiritually fit to help others.
c. Be healthy in all areas of life.
d. None of these options are right for me.
- Which is most true about your spiritual health and fitness? Take a moment to reflect.
a. I have a lot going on and haven’t been able to fit it in, but I know it’s important.
b. Working on it is newer to me, but I’m motivated to make a change.
c. I seek out spiritual challenges and like to exercise my faith muscles.
d. Reaching/maintaining goals has been tough and I need to try something new.
e. I’m happy and looking to maintain/make small improvements.
f. None of these are me.
- Set 3 goals for yourself based off of where you are today and where you want to be.
If I can pray for you or help hold you accountable in your spiritual fitness goals, leave a comment below or send me an email (email@example.com).