As competitors, we follow universal truths when it comes to working out. There are specific instructions for each exercise, and if they are not followed correctly, it could result in injury. This is because our fitness and athleticism are not random or chaotic but follow a specific order. By following the universal truths of working out, we can safely and effectively improve our performance.
Just as a well-structured workout regimen enhances our physical health, the principle of order extends to the very fabric of our lives.
- A well-structured workout regimen helps us to achieve our fitness goals by providing a framework for our training. It also helps to reduce injuries by preventing us from overtraining or using improper form.
- The principle of order can be similarly applied to our lives. Creating a sense of order in our surroundings can reduce stress and anxiety, improve our focus and productivity, and make better decisions.
Amidst the chaos that ensues when our living spaces succumb to disarray and clutter, the act of functioning and maintaining a clear mind becomes an arduous task.
- Disorder can create a sense of chaos and overwhelm, making it difficult to focus and relax. It can also lead to stress and anxiety, further impairing our cognitive function.
- A clear mind is essential for making good decisions and solving problems. When our minds are cluttered with thoughts and worries, thinking clearly and making sound choices can be difficult.
Above all, when we have order, we have peace, and peace comes from God. 1 Corinthians 14:33 says, “For God is not a God of disorder, but of peace.” A Christian life without order is like a ship without a rudder. It may be afloat, but it is going nowhere.
So let us organize our thoughts and actions heavenward, keeping His glory at the top of our priority list. As we do this, we will draw closer to Him and become more connected to His way of doing things.
1. Commit 1 Corinthians 14:33 to memory.
2. Write down two things you can do to have more order in your spiritual life.