Question: How can I use Christian meditation as a part of a bodybuilding lifestyle?
Answer: Christian meditation will help you create more focus and discipline in reaching your bodybuilding goals. Although meditating on the Lord can help to deepen your relationship with Him, learning to take authority over your thoughts and quieting your mind can help you to eliminate limiting beliefs and faulty mindsets. This is important especially for preparing for competition. In addition to meditation, you may want to spend some time visualizing your success. The Bible tells us to speak those things as though they already were, meaning see your success before it materializes in the natural. Everything, even creation, began with a thought. By clearing out our mental clutter as well as chatter, we keep our minds laser focused on goals.
For bodybuilders, I would suggest scripture or mantra meditation or even centering prayer. Some good scriptures to meditate on would be:
- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
- Because God is for me, He is more than the whole world again me.
- God is my refuge and my strength.
- I am more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus who loves me.
Other specific titles are Quieting a Restless Mind, Peace Meditation, or Nurturing Your Vision Meditation. As I suggest for other, just incorporate 20-30 minutes of meditation into your day, first thing in the morning is best. You can also benefit from creating your own success affirmations. See the meditation and affirmation recordings at http://thechristianmeditator.com/products-christian-meditation/