What I learned from an Elliptical Machine

Feeling stronger after my accident I decided to tackle the elliptical machine at the gym.
It was definitely tough in the beginning. In my first couple of attempts I was exhausted after only two minutes. I kept at it and I managed to get my time up to five minutes but would have to sit down for several minutes afterwards to recover. My knees would feel like they were going to give in on me.
But I continued to persevere and kept adding a minute or two every time I went and in a month’s time I was able to do 20 minutes on the machine. I was feeling quite proud of myself.
But then I noticed something else was happening.
And it was happening without any conscious effort on my part.
My speed started to increase…3.5…4.0…4.5…5.0…
I felt God used that to show me that’s how the Holy Spirit works in our lives. When we do our part, the Holy Spirit gives us the power to overcome.
Are you struggling in an area of your life, i.e. an attitude or behaviour or something else that God is asking you to change?
Search the scriptures for verses that apply to your situation and start to put them into practice. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help you.
And then don’t give up.
Persevere.
And Just like my experience on the elliptical machine as you do your part, you will see and experience the Holy Spirit doing immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us (Ephesians 3:20).
Sharon Rideout