"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." - Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Or "Stren-GHF" as we like to say 'round here. Quads of DOOM.
Heart, soul and strength. Doesn't it take all of these? Sometimes we have more of one than we do the other.
I have lifted many heavy things with a soul that was in need.
My heart is almost always happy but my strength can fail.
God knows this - he knows our weaknesses. He knows where we lack and where we abound. And I recently had one of those light bulb moments you should probably have waaaay before 35 years old but whatevs and I realized that where we lack is such a gift.
We turned gymnastics night into quite the fiasco - with Amanda at the helm, we became cheer athletes. Ish.
In competition, in Crossfit, we preach "work the weakness" - you hate to walk in and see THAT thing on the whiteboard, THAT muscle up or THAT double under or THAT Turkish get up.
Ya'll can we talk about how ugly this is? Srs.
In life, we hate to walk in on the issue. To have to confront THAT thing that's bothering you. THAT argument. THAT disagreement. THAT hurt.
In Crossfit, we work the weakness. In the gym, we work the weakness. Sure it's fun to do the things we are good at. But when we flex the weakness, when we expose it and take a look around, the struggle and the triumph comes. We grow and learn and fall and get up and we TRIUMPH.
Man, I just might be getting the hang of this. And handstand walks.