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Flabby Thinking vs. Mental Muscle

May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul, and body—and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. The One who called you is completely dependable. If he said it, he’ll do it! 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 MSG

We were not meant to live faint and fearful. We were designed in God's image and created to model a life of Moxie, demonstrated by a force of character, determination, and nerve. Then why are so many Christians living defeated? Flabby thinking: weak, loose, and ineffective.

Our thoughts have been taken captive by the world's system. To break free, we must choose sides. God or the world. Faith or fear. Heartbreak and pain are chains that have us bound, but freedom is possible. You can change your life when you change your thinking by developing Mental Muscle.

To tone up flabby thinking and develop Mental Muscle you need a plan of attack, and the weapon is your mind. A disciplined mind—one thinking on the right things and filled with a sustained flow of faith results in razor- sharp clarity that brings health and peace to one's mind and body.

We must say “no” to the world’s way of thinking and align as soldiers of Christ, then we can be restored, redeemed, and renewed. Throw your shoulders back, and feel confidence radiate from your eyes. God wants your joy to bubble over like fresh-baked Mac & Cheese. Step into your new life, and live strong: spirit, soul, and body.

Mental Muscle Challenge: Any thought not aligned with God’s Word is flabby. Set out to change your life today. Start thinking about what you’re thinking about.


Crystal Van Kempen-McClanahan, is one- half of the podcast Soul Gym Sisters, and co-author of Mind Moxie: How to Help You Master What's Mastering You. She spent over 20 years as an educator, a softball/volleyball coach, and school leader.  She has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and received the John Maxwell Leadership Award in Education.  Because leadership is "influence," Crystal is passionate about helping people increase their "influential capacity" by leading their life, loving their life, and lavishing it on others. Check out her YouTube channel and online course "5 Steps to Go From Flabby to Fit Without Stepping Foot in the Gym."

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