Do you know what a ‘spotter’ is? Maybe the better question is ‘do you know the importance of having a spotter?’ Wikipedia says “Spotting in weight or resistance training is the act of supporting another person during a particular exercise, with an emphasis on allowing the participant to lift or push more than they could normally do safely. Correct spotting involves knowing when to intervene and assist with a lift, and encouraging a training partner to push beyond the point in which they would normally return the weight to its stationary position.”
That’s what we need some days, don’t we?! What if we had someone walking around with us every day that spoke words of affirmation like, ‘you can do this!’, ‘you are enough’, ‘you are loved!’? Someone that pointed out the ‘lift here – not there’. One who encouraged us to keep at the hard things and jumped in to help when we are trying to pick up and carry around a weight that is too much for us.
I have really good news for you today. The Holy Spirit is with us. 24/7. There are some weights we must carry in this life but God already knows what we are capable of when we are fully equipped with His Spirit. Likewise, there are some weights we were never meant to carry and because of Jesus’ sacrifice we can lay them down. I love how The Passion Translation paraphrases 1 Corinthians 10:13. “We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing for every test or trial you face so that you can bear it.”
The Holy Spirit is like a spotter…and oh so much more! If you haven’t started working out with Him yet…being aware of His presence with you…today is your day!