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Reshaping It All: Chapter 7



Hi Friends! Ashleigh here.

Today we start chapter 7 from Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness. We’re still talking about the previous chapters — so keep those comments coming.

For this chapter, Darlene is going to take the lead. So let’s hear from her and then I’ll offer a few discussion questions and my latest vlog. Just to warn you, my vlog isn’t pretty. I shot it right after finishing my workout on the treadmill.

In chapter 7, Candace offers us four keys that unlock our freedom and empower us to reach our goals:

  1. Willpower
  2. Belief
  3. Decision
  4. Action

Having a desire to live well is one thing, but acting on that desire by living a sacrificial life makes all the difference in winning the race.

There’s a movie starring James Franco that came out on DVD this year called 127 Hours. The description on Amazon reads:

Aron Ralston, an experienced twenty-seven-year-old outdoorsman, was on a day’s solitary hike through a remote and narrow Utah canyon when he dislodged an eight-hundred-pound boulder that crushed his right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. Emerging from the searing pain, Aron found himself completely stuck. No one knew where he was; no one was coming to rescue him. With scant water and food, and a cheap pocketknife his only tool, he eliminated his options one by one. On the fifth night, wracked by delirium and uncontrollable shivers, Aron scratched his epitaph into the rock wall, certain he would not see daylight.”

Aron started out with a will to live, but it wasn’t until the sixth day that he made a life changing decision and puts his will into action, thus gaining his life.

And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.” (Matthew 5:30, KJV)

Where are you on your journey to reshape it all? Are you toying with the idea of making a change, or are you willing to make a decision that puts that will into action?

Enjoy the journey, and until next time, live well!!

Darlene Schacht

OK, here are questions to get us started. Feel free to answer these and add whatever else stood out to you in this chapter.

1. How are you putting will into action?
2. Which of the four keys do you struggle with the most and why?
3. What did you find most challenging in this chapter?
4. What did you find most encouraging?

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Ashleigh Slater is the author of the books Braving Sorrow Together: The Transformative Power of Faith and Community When Life is Hard and Team Us: The Unifying Power of Grace, Commitment, and Cooperation in Marriage. With over twenty years of writing experience and a master’s degree in communication, she loves to combine the power of a good story with practical application to encourage and inspire readers. Ashleigh lives in Atlanta with her husband, Ted, and four daughters.

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Reshaping It All: Chapter 7

by Ashleigh Slater time to read: 2 min