Creating Momentum for Change

TeamCaptain —  August 8, 2012


Creating MomentumYou have finished your first team uppercut workout. For some of you it was easy. For others it was torture. It doesn’t really matter where you are on the “Easy vs.Torture” scale. What does matter is that you continue moving forward.

Conquering life’s challenges is all about momentum. The hardest part is over…the beginning. Now you need to keep that momentum moving forward.  To keep the momentum going I would suggest you do a couple runs on your own this week.

Creating Momentum

Here is a suggested training schedule to continue the momentum that was create with your first workout.

  • Wednesday: 1.5 miles – Enjoy a short 1.5 mile run around your neighborhood or head out to the nature center and run 3/4 of the way out to the tower and back.
  • Thursday: Take a break – Sleep Well, Drink lots of Water, and Eat Well
  • Friday: 1-2 miles – Take a run/walk. Just get your body loosed up and stretch your warm muscles.
  • Saturday: 2 miles – Crank it up and Run without stopping 2 miles. Push it hard today.
  • Sunday: Rest today – Come to Cornerstone Church if you don’t have a church home. 1403 1st Ave SW. 9:00 am – 10:30 am


Week One Power Verse

Hebrews 10:39

“But we are not those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.”

Team Uppercut is not about shrinking back or being destroyed.  In fact it is all about the complete oposite.  We will create momentum that leads to a healthy physical & spiritual life for ourselves, our families & our community. Right now we are at the initial stages of creating physical momentum.  But remember a strong body means nothing without a strong spirit.

Spiritual Momentum

Team UppercutMomentum is simply the force or speed of movement that carries an object to its final destination. If you want to experience a break through, you need to have a certain amount of momentum each day to reach your goals. When it comes to our upcoming race, the goal is the finish line of Hormel Nature Center 8k. Momentum also plays an important part in our spiritual lives. What is true in our physical lives is also true in our spiritual lives.

Form many of us we don’t even know how to start taking care of our spiritual lives, let alone create momentum. The beginning of a healthy spiritual life begins with Jesus.  This is a good explaination of who he is. Check it out. It is not what you expect. Click Here If you thought that was interesting check this out: Click Here.

For others our challenge is gaining the spiritual momentum to break through the barriers that slow or stop our spiritual movement. For each of us these barriers are defined differently.  Even though we each deal with different barriers the things we can do to create spiritual momentum are very similar.

5 Steps to Creating Momentum

  • Friends: Get around people who want to see you move forward in your spiritual life. team uppercut
  • Evaluate: Look back at the past year or two and see what has kept you from moving forward.
  • God:  Talk to God about it. Seriously- talk to God.
  • Bible: Start reading the Bible. Check out You Version and get the Bible right to your phone.
  • Church: Get involved in a Bible believing church.  Here is a good one Cornerstone Church.

What do you do to create spiritual momentum?   How does physical discipline influence your spiritual disciplines or vice versa?  I would like to here your thoughts and opinions.  Leave them in the comments section below.


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Aaron resides in Austin, MN & works as a Next Generation Pastor at Cornerstone Church. His current addiction is running and anything involving Team Uppercut. When not spending time with his family or pounding the pavement you will find him loving every minute of Fly Kids.

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