Before you become a heavyweight champion or success, you need to engage in heavyweight exercises and practices. There is something to do in the secret, in order to shine in the open. You must believe in the place of exercises, for championship. You will never taste championship status until you believe in the law of rigorous exercise. You don’t become a star in sports just because you have the natural potentials, but rather through the principles of rigorous exercises. Similarly, you don’t become a star in the kingdom until you begin to exercise yourself in the covenant. …Exercise thyself rather unto godliness. …Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. I Timothy 4:7-8
This is the missing knowledge in the Church. We wait for God to do it. Can you imagine a sportsman waiting for the day God will make him a champion? He will never become one. If you sit down waiting for the day God will make you a sports star, you will wait forever and your generation after you will never see a sports star. God says you should exercise yourself unto godliness, for bodily exercise profits little compared to the profit that comes your way through godly exercises. You don’t have to wait for opportunities; you go in search of them.
There are demands in the Book, (the Bible), that require rigorous exercises before you can attain the promises. For example, we are all potentially seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. So potentially, we are all first class citizens. But we need first class exercises to attain to that position in the physical. In I Timothy 4:8, the Bible says: “For bodily exercise profiteth little…” Records and proofs abound of sports stars all over the world. They live in the best houses and ride the best cars. They belong to a special class. However, none of these athletes achieved stardom without a commitment to physical exercises. But the Bible says that is little, compared to the profit that accrues from godly exercise!
…Exercise thyself rather unto godliness. …Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. I Timothy 4:7-8
2 Chronicles 27:6:
“Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.”
Greatness is prepared for. It is not jumped into or stumbled upon. Nobody succeeds by accident. Every great sportsman made some great preparations to attain his greatness. He created avenues for exercises, he didn’t wait for it. You need spiritual exercises to attain your inheritance in life. Can you imagine a sports man aiming at a championship, and all he does is fast and pray? He will never get there. The demands of championship does not reckon with fasting and prayers, but with rigorous exercises. Exercises first, then fasting and prayers later, for the attacks that may come against you on your way to making the championship.