As I begin to plan out my schedule for #ProjectHopefullyIWillHaveABeachBodyThisYear, I am forcing myself to input days solely for core exercises. Core workouts are the ones I despise the most. I will run on a treadmill for an hour, or pull a weighted sled half a block, but ask me to do a plank and I’m out. lol.

Core exercises are painful. Core exercises boring. Core exercises take the longest to show results.

And yet it is core exercise that is most essential to any workout routine. When your core is in shape, you can run faster, walk longer, lift heavier and in correct form.

And the reason why is because your core, essentially, determines your stability. You can be as strong as anything, but without stability, you will never seethe results you want.

As I thought about this I began to think of my own life and how unstable I can feel sometimes. And it occurred to me that, just like my core, whatever is central in my life, whatever I work hardest at, will determine my stability -or instability -too.

So here’s a question to ask yourself today if you are feeling out of whack or stressed or overwhelmed – like anything could topple you over at any time:

What is central in my life right now?

What is determining my stability?

Is it people? Because people can be double-minded and disappoint you.

Is it circumstances? Because those can change.

Is it your finances? Because money is spent and often devalues.

Is it self-assurance? Because self-assurance is no assurance at all. Even you can disappoint you.

Whatever is at the core of your life needs to be strong, constant and unchanging. And the only being I know who holds all those characteristics is God.

Colossians 1:16-18 says:

For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body.

Luke 12:31 says:

Steep yourself in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.


Focus on working at Christ being the center of your life each and every day. Focus on not just being centered in him, but strengthening that relationship with him, and watch everything else in your life come into stable order.