When you hear the word fitness, what do you think of? If you’re like most, physical exercise comes to mind. But, that is only one area of fitness. As I have mentioned before, fitness means preparedness in all areas of life. We have been conditioned to believe that fitness only pertains to the physical.
While physical fitness is extremely importance, we would suffer greatly to forget fitness in the other areas it is needed. If fitness means preparedness, then we can’t be diligent unless we are mentally fit. We must be mentally prepared to endure tedious tasks. Patience is a fruit of the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22)
We can’t live out wisdom unless we are spiritually fit. We must have an understanding of God’s Word in order to make decisions that will bless us in the long run. Wisdom is the skillful application of the knowledge of God’s character and will.
We can’t remain stable under tough circumstances unless we are emotionally fit. We must be ready to effectively respond to circumstances that hurt us emotionally. If we are incapable of doing so, our instability will negatively affect other areas of our life, including people we love.
These are just a few examples of the importance of being all around fit. Your fitness level, when understood in this manner, is really a description of your character. Remember that the dog reflects the handler, and as such, your character is reflected in your four legged companion. But your character affects much more than your dog, it affects all those around you. Build your character, and many other areas of life will become more profitable.
Whether you are a dog handler, a soldier, or an office worker, life will always be unexpected, and you must always be ready.
Until next time, this is Adam with Dunetos K-9 helping you sharpen your world…one dog at a time.