My name is Jan-Roux. I’m a fitness educator, motivator, and digital content creator who finds joy serving people online with strength training, counseling, and the Word of God.
Loneliness is a lie that imprisoned my mind. The therapy and drugs only made things worse as I used my pain as a scapegoat and a curse.
Bodybuilding, education, and money changed my life, but it was only Jesus Christ who could give me a brand new heart and a clean start.
Unorthodox as it might seem, bodybuilding is where God is using me. Bodybuilding for Christ, build the Body of Christ, the Temple of God.
We're all part of the body of Christ. The whole body is meant to work together in unity, in perfect harmony. That's His command to me.
So, if you are feeling weak and unstable, take a leap of faith and see what Jesus Christ has on the table. I did, and I was pleasantly surprised.
Just like you, I wanted to know
We want perfection. We want pleasure and good vibes. But here's the deal. God made us in His image He gave us dominion over the earth, and the ability to build and multiply.
Think of this: God is a caring Father who tells me not to go skateboarding in the street. What do I do? I build a mini-ramp at the end of the driveway and do kickflips into the road.
He warned me, but do I ever listen to Wisdom? Nope. The 3rd time I disobeyed I got hit by a car and broke my arm. Thank God I can still skate. There was enough grace for my mistakes.
But who is to blame for the pain? I am. You are. We choose not to obey the voice of our Father. We are to blame. We know what's good for us, and what's not. We are rebellious by nature.
HE TOOK THE BLAME
Adam blamed Eve and she blamed the snake. Doesn't that sounds like the church today, blaming Satan for the state of our world?
Evil is when good men don't act because they are afraid. I believe we have been conditioned to fear the unknown. But the unknown is the only place we can learn and grow. It's exciting.
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; nor be dismayed, for I, the Lord your God, will go with you wherever you may go.” - The Word
The good news is that where the first Adam blamed Eve, the second Adam, Jesus Christ, took all the blame on Himself and forgave us. Those who believe are filled with His Spirit and transformed by the renewing of their minds.
Jesus is calling us to turn back to Him in faith. Be baptized by the Holy Spirit, and allow Him to change your heart, body, and mind.
THE LEAP OF FAITH
God loves the misfits of society. He loves the outcasts, the rebels, the fearless ones. Why is that you might ask? Well, the more pain and darkness you've experienced, the further the Father will pull you into His glorious Light.
The third law of Sir Isaac Newton states that; for every action in nature there is an equal, but opposite reaction. This is also true for the heavenly kingdom of Light. If you have been born with a heart of pure gold, the darkness will try to cover you to get inside your mind.
God allows this battle in your life because He wants to strengthen you and show you how much grace and love He has for you. He also wants you to experience what life is like without Him. He was once left in the dark without you. That is why He made you.
Love is a choice, and we can only know how good the love of God is when we've experienced how conditional the love of this world is. This mysterious yin and yang relationship is known as the duality of life and it's purpose is to bring us into a new level of grace and understanding.
If you're a rebel with a heart of gold, then I want to tell you, you're a big player in the kingdom of God. When you learn to use your pain for good and allow His Spirit to lead you, you will know what I mean. You know this.
This goes back to the parable Jesus used when He stated that those who are forgiven for much will love much. I have been forgiven for much, and so have you, forgive yourself... He has.
There is only one solution. The Cornerstone. "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power to salvation to all who believe"
If you're a Rebel for Jesus, then it's time to take a leap of faith and follow Him into the dark.
When you build a relationship with Jesus Christ, you come to learn that you cannot limit Him in any way, shape, or form. You cannot place Him in a box or label Him, you cannot be casual with Him. You cannot manipulate Him because He knows your desires and the intent of your heart. He is the living God.
When you truly understand who God is as your Shepherd and Father, then you will also submit in prayer like Jesus did, "LORD not my will, but your will be done." - Luke 22:42
Knowing Jesus Christ is the most important relationship you can have here on earth, and by knowing your Maker, you will also come to know yourself and that's what He wants.
As it is written,"As He is so are we in this world."
The mind of Christ is what you need to take away all the feelings of shame, rejection, unforgiveness, and fear of the unknown.
You are not judged, your Mediator lives.
CALLED BY JESUS
God the Father is standing with open arms waiting for His lost children to return to Him. We can't fully understand His love for us, but what I know is the fact that when you take one step towards God, He runs 99 to be with you.
All He wants is an invitation. He doesn't care where you are in life - "Come as you are child." All He desires is for you to intimately know Him as Abba Father. Prayer will move His hand, and His Spirit will build your trust and strength.
If this all sounds like complete foolishness to you, then you are not ready. As the cliche goes, "When the student is ready, the Master will appear". Thank you for reading to this point.
For it is written, "No one comes to the Son unless the Father draws them." - John 6:44
Remember, sometimes we still need to go through some of the fiery trials before we can fully submit to Christ. It's a loving sacrifice.
TURN BACK TO GOD
God the Father gave His Son as a living sacrifice. He ripped out His heart for us because He loves us. He did the unthinkable so we could see Him for who He truly is. He is good. He is Love.
God the Father sacrificed everything for His family to show us what He expects of us as His representatives here on earth. He is the Word.
A Man, who is also God, did the impossible, and became the hero who's Name and Spirit will live for eternity. Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.
God desires to be loved by us. He wants us to choose Him like He chose us. He wants us to want Him like he wants us. He made us with a missing piece, the Cornerstone of His Temple, and without that Piece, we will always keep reaching for more, unsatisfied with life.
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As it is written, "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." - John 15:13
I AM RESPONSIBLE
Jesus Christ cares about the next generation. The children of tomorrow need role models and we are the heroes they look up to and follow.
As it is written, "If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea." - Matthew. 18:6
Parents who are disconnection from God the Father will lead based on fear, punishment, or not at all. Children are growing up in broken homes and the living word of God can change that if we start with the Cornerstone.
Bodybuilding for Christ is a gateway for young adults who want to reconnect with Jesus and learn what it means to walk in unity with the Holy Spirit as a representative of God's love with the same mind as that of Christ.
The world is rapidly changing and our families are being affected. We can only do something about it if we decide to act and be effective.
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"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name. But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with Him in spirit." Now what are you waiting for? Get up and be baptized. Call on His Holy Name and have your past washed away.