Closing The Gap
[mk_dropcaps style="fancy-style"]H[/mk_dropcaps]ave you noticed how the gap in what information we have available to us and the reality of how we apply that information has been growing? Let me put it another way, at the click of a button we can access all the information we could ever want (and MORE), yet the changes of us applying that information are not very high. An obvious area of our lives we can look at is the area of nutrition and exercise. There is a mountain of information on what kind of diet to use or not use. What amount of macronutrients we should have in a day. Various workout programs, products, tips, etc. You could spend a lifetime reading it all and never put any of it to practice. Which is one of the key problems I help clients solve. I love helping people take a lot of complex information and equip someone to learn how to apply that to their everyday life in a way that is sustainable.
Let me give you an example. You may know is good to drink water. You may have even heard something like drinking you need at least 8 8oz cups of water a day. Or its ideal to consume 1/2 your body weight in ounces. Both ways are helpful information. Only knowing this information though isn't enough. What are you going to do to ensure you hit that target on a daily basis? There isn't a one size fits all approach, but there does have to be a strategy that can be implemented simply and easily. In the case of hydration my favorite recommendation is to purchase a nicer 1L+ water bottle. That is 32oz. With that knowledge figure out how many times you'd have to refill in a day. Then keep track of your water consumption throughout the day from that bottle so you know you hit your target. Awareness isn't enough. It must be awareness with application that takes information into a form that can transform.
Look to the Bible it says in
[mk_blockquote style="line-style" font_family="none" text_size="16" align="center"]You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.- James 2:24[/mk_blockquote]
Knowing what is true is having faith. Seeing that truth become reality and expressed in your life takes "works." Both are required for results. Even more beautifully, when we take the word of God which is the full truth and wisdom of life and let it adjust and align our thinking accordingly is when we are transformed.
[mk_blockquote style="line-style" font_family="none" text_size="16" align="center"]And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. -Romans 12:2[/mk_blockquote]
Today, take some time and think about an area you want to see change. Have you been only collecting facts about the situation without seeking truth? Have you allowed the truth to have access to your actions where you begin to align them together? When we do this our lives, our health, our hearts become healthier. It isn't a complicated process, but it is one that requires humility.