Be Always Blooming

 In Be Always Blooming

For the past few weeks, I’ve been stepping up my warrior game…at the gym. I’ve been intentionally lacing up my running shoes, conquering several miles, and then I’ve been pushing myself to try something that’s usually a little more outside my comfort zone: hitting the weight room.

Now this may seem silly or even like a minuscule thing, but for me, regularly exercising in the form of strength training has never been on the top of my priority list…until more recently. So, along with several new weight lifting routines, I’ve also been researching things like “how to make pancakes with whey protein”, I ordered multi-vitamins, and I’ve been becoming friends with my YMCA’s sauna.

Why have I been focusing on stretching myself to try something new in the area of my physical health? Because I want to grow…I want to be strong…I don’t want to stay comfortable. I want to be the Emily that God created me to be.

A warrior is strong holistically—on every level. She is strong emotionally, spiritually, physically, relationally and mentally. This doesn’t mean she’s perfect or has all of the answers, but she chooses the best next step—the strong step—in front of her in every area of her life.

This month I step into my 25th chapter of becoming Emily. As I turn 25 this year, I want to intentionally take the strong step in the areas of my life that I haven’t been so intentional in—like my physical strength. I also want to be intentional in my relationship with God—continuing to get to know Him and who He created me to be.

I believe we all have a “strong best next step” in front of us on our becoming journeys. As we become who God made us to be, we’re always blooming, always becoming. We won’t ever be perfect, but we can take the next best step.

That’s what BecomingMe.TV’s May series, Be Always Blooming, is all about. This month, we’ll be discovering together different ways to grow in our relationship with God and how to lace up our warrior boots, taking the next best step in front of us.

How can I be praying with and for you on this journey? Leave a comment on this post or email me and let me know! I’m excited to be on this journey together, becoming who God made us to be!

Here we go!

Emily Cummins


Author: Emily B. Cummins

Emily Cummins is a University of Florida & College of Central Florida grad who is passionate about partnering with people to become who they were made to be. Emily is the Online Campus Pastor at Church of Hope in Ocala, Florida. She’s passionate about storytelling, good cups of coffee, and jamming to country music. And most importantly, she’s passionately pursuing becoming the woman God made her to be.

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  • Susan Rains

    I’ve added pull-ups to my workout routine . . . that’s right, pull-ups!! Yes, I’m using elastic bands to start, but I can already see progress :). When I started my self-challenge a month ago, I barely squeaked 6 underhand pull-ups. Now I’m easily doing 10 underhand and 8 overhand (which is harder!) every day. My next step: lower the size of the bands! Why would I want to do pull-ups at 50?? Because when I’m challenging myself physically, it seems more natural to step into new challenges God is calling me too . . . it makes me feel more brave and I’m much more likely to do things I’m scared to do.

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