1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
On my way out of the gym I saw a personal trainer. He was working with someone and shouting in my direction, “Your next!”. I stopped and scheduled a consultation because this was an answer to what I’ve been thinking about! I had been thinking about taking my fitness to another level with a trainer for the past year…I got excited 🙂
As soon as I walked into the gym for my consultation…there he was again, training. Cool! This is going to be good.
He let me know that he would be ready in just a few moments. He had on a sweater. When he came back a few minutes later, he had on a shirt that showed his form and muscles. I noticed. 😶 We sat down and talked about my goals and my current status. Then it was time to test my endurance and strength.
We went through a list of exercises and one of the moves brought us into very close proximity. He was towering over me and when I looked up occasionally, it was a lot of eye contact 😳. I kept my eyes to myself most of the time (looking down lol). Do most people gaze into each other’s eyes as they exercise? I’m not sure but I was uncomfortable. No thanks.
I’m sure he gets and keeps clientele. Not today though. I can’t be ignorant of satan’s devices. Am I saying that he is satan? No. Actually I’m not saying much about him because I don’t know him. I’m just talking about devices and a way of escape. There was indeed a way of escape, which was recognizing that this may not be an ideal situation for me to get into.
At the moment I didn’t care too much and didn’t find him attractive, but what about months down the line? I’ve been living with this flesh for a while now and…..un un. I don’t play games that lead to riding the fence.
2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
So I decided not to get a tall and muscular personal trainer of the opposite sex. I chose to go to the classes that are held at the gym daily. They have an instructor and that’ll have to do for now. Not to mention I wasn’t trying to spend $3,000.
Another thing I would like to mention is…during the daily classes I’m mindful of tooting my butt, arching my back, and having my legs wide open in the air to do an “exercise”. I’ll pass or do something similar for the sake of modesty. Sometimes the moves are a bit much and y’all know it!
Can I say another thing?
No matter what…God is still God.
The picture above is not really relevant to “a way of escape” but definitely “a moment of escape” as I watched the sunrise in Cancun. It seemed fitting to me. 😘