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The Free and Fit Challenge 2017 - Freedom in Distractions

The Free and Fit Challenge 2017 - Freedom in Distractions Blog by Timothy Cheux

Distractions surround us from when we awake in the morning to when we put our head on our pillows at night. As I write this now, I have procrastinated for 45 minutes eating, texting, surfing the web and asked for fifteen more minutes before we get started tonight. Knocked back by numbers, when really I know it’s not important as it’s the people we serve who matter not the quantity we see. The fruit of our labour sometimes determines our successes. How many, how much and how long will it be before the next gratification from social media, text messages, pay rises, promotions and elevations in social circles. We really strive to achieve at a rate which is beyond our capabilities and often put our health on the line to achieve such vein heights. The growth and development of life can distract us, the feeling of need to fulfil our full potential and the fear of under achievement often leaving us feeling demotivated and distracted from what we set out to do. Distractions are not just represented by technology today, but by friends, family and work colleagues. Often we seek to find human approval when really we seek a lot more. How can we gain perfection from an imperfect person? How can we gain approval from people who have no rank or authority to approve our dreams or ambitions? In the past you may have been denied your success due to distractions, we aim tonight to not distract you, but to redirect you back to where you belong. On a course which will keep you steady and enable you to achieve your goals. Pause. Think. Reflect. Let’s take a moment, pause and reflect on our dreams. Write down what you wanted to achieve before you ever sat your first exam, write down what were your dreams in your mid-twenties and now write down what were your dreams today. Pause. Think. Reflect. Now write down all your biggest achievements. These can be little or small. For me when I was a teenager winning the local papers book club collection and getting an Upper Second degree at University. The winning goal in the quarter and semi-final of the youth cup at school were pretty good too! Find freedom in the realisation of what you have accomplished not what you failed to achieve. Questions: 1. What are your biggest distractions in life? 2. Why do you think people get continually distracted? 3. How can you develop better habits? About the Free & Fit Challenge The Free and Fit course has been created to build strong social skills, charge healthy physical bodies and to instil a well balanced and sound mind. Participants who complete the full course over 12 months will learn how to work effectively with their team members to build strong values of power, love, and self discipline. Free & Fit Vision The vision of free and fit course is to engage, motivate, improve and hence find freedom in a physical and spiritual state. As such the freedom that leads to a peaceful heart; leads to a healthy body. The course is built upon the core value of learning together to be disciplined and motivated in our faith as well as our fitness. Instructions for Group or Individual Facilitator 1. Select a sport and space where you want to exercise, book a date and time to meet and invite your friends! 2. Before exercising ensure the space is safe and that no participants are experiencing any illnesses or injuries. 3. Set up a structure of three different exercise routines which you can introduce, read and reflect upon the selected bible verses. In the welcome and warm up introduce the topic and ask the members what they believe the topic to mean. 4. Read the verses in order before each exercise and ask the group to think about the verses during the three different exercise routines. 5. Reflect on the verses and topic at the end of session during a warm down and discuss the answers to each verse and questions at the end of the workout. Bible Verses for Discussion on Reactions 1. Ephesians 5:15-16 So, then, be careful how you live. Do not be unwise but wise, making the best use of your time because the times are evil. 2. Proverbs 3:6 think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths. 3. 1 John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. 4. Luke 10:38-42 As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” 5.Mark 6:31 Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat Questions to be asked at the end of the Session Why is this topic important? What does this mean to us/me? How can we challenge ourselves with the verses we heard during the exercises? Testimony Time of Prayer and Reflection Think about a time of thanksgiving and outward reflection. Simply praise reports and prayer requests. Sign Up. Tune In. Take Part UK London Contact Details: Contact: Nav Merghan Address: Meet at St Mark’s Church,Next to Oval Tube,337 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4PW Email: US New York Contact Details: Contact:Timothy Cheux Instagram/Twitter: @freeandfitnyc Telephone: 01-201-774-4133 Freedom // Fitness // FellowshipFaith and Fitness London © Copyright 2017 Free and Fit Challenge © Copyright 2017

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