One of the things I love to do is workout consistently. I try to get up every morning before work and hit the gym. I’ve been doing this for about 7 years now. It makes my day feel better and I don’t have to worry about missing the gym because of other engagements later in the day. It’s been hard to master, I don’t always get up, but I’ve disciplined myself over time so it’s not a big deal anymore. Discipline has been a major factor in what I look like now as opposed to what I looked like when I wasn’t in shape. When I started attending Church Unlimited and became a believer, I saw how discipline plays a major part in your spiritual walk as well. The way I see it, I figure I can compare my physical and spiritual well-being quite easily because I know discipline is required to achieve greatness. In 1 Timothy 4:8 it says,

“Physical training is good, but godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”

For a long time now, I have been training physically to be stronger and to have a healthier lifestyle, but now as I follow Christ and realize that I get my strength from Him, I strive to become spiritually stronger. My brothers and I have made it a point to keep accountability on each other to not only be spiritually stronger, but healthier as well. As leaders of our homes, we want to be around for many family memories. It’s not easy, but nothing worth something great is ever easy. Our faith has got to be in Christ our savior in order for us to do greater things. If He says we are to do great things, our faith must prove it!


About Israel Martinez

I tend to come off as cocky, but I’m the complete opposite. I might be big, but I’m humbled by my savior! I thought moving from the Rio Grande Valley to Corpus Christi wouldn’t be much of a change, but there are certain things I’ve had to adjust to. I attend Church Unlimited Westside and its been a blessing getting to interact with men who also love God and life. I met my future wifey, Belinda there. Can’t wait to see what God has in store for us as we embark on this new journey together. All praise goes to my Lord, Jesus Christ.

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