WholyFit Inspirations #20

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WholyFit Inspirations #20 – by Chelsea Rounds Gold Certified WholyFit Instructor

“Dance and Sing”

Using our bodies and voices to worship God is one of the best things that we can do.

Part of what makes us so amazing as humans is that we all have our different strengths, and yet we are all built in God’s image. We have a very powerful and talented God who is generous to give us each a tiny little piece of Him to share with the world.

As I’ve shared previously, my husband is a wonderful singer. He was trained in middle school by an all boys boarding school, the American Boychoir School in Princeton, NJ. For three years, he toured around the world singing to massive audiences, alongside 80 other boys. Because of this, he’s very confident in performing in front of others. His musical knowledge is incredible, and he has the ability to give his audience or congregation chills.

My husband’s father was also trained at the same school in his youth. He is currently the Music Director at Feasterville Community Reformed Church in Feasterville, PA. He has the most booming voice I have ever heard in my life. His voice fills the entire sanctuary with beauty when he sings.

I’ve never been trained to sing. My parents encouraged me to play an instrument, but my time with my clarinet was cut short when I got to high school. I wasn’t very musically talented. Ask me about the circle of fifths and I will still tell you that I have absolutely no idea. And singing? Forget it. I was convinced nobody in their right mind would want to hear my singing voice, so I reserved it for the shower when I was home alone or in my car with the radio blasting so loud that it drowned me out. Who would love my singing voice?

God does.

We do not have to dance or sing on beat in order to impress God. He does not care if we are coordinated or on pitch by human standards. He just wants us to use our talents, given by Him, to glorify Him. Maybe we don’t think they are talents- but luckily, God sees the whole picture.  

I braved my soul in May 2018 when I got on stage in front of my church to perform a WholyFit Adore routine that I created. That wasn’t all I did that day. I also sang a solo as well as a duet with my husband while doing the WholyFit Adore routine. Was I shaking? Of course. But I was also worshipping and I knew that no matter how the congregation thought I did, my performance was perfect according to God. He was proud of His daughter for using her voice and body to glorify Him. It was very freeing.

I am sure I am not the only WholyFit Instructor who struggled with body image before becoming an instructor. But God does amazing things through us and I’ve felt much more confident and comfortable with my body. I understand that when participants are looking at my body, it’s not to judge me. It’s because they are learning proper technique to do the WholyFit moves correctly and avoid injury.

SO LET GO! Free yourself of the constraints of human acceptance and know that no matter what you’re doing, if it’s to God’s glory, you can dance and sing a perfect song.

Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You for gifting us all with talents. We need to remember that we are perfect in Your eyes. Make us fearless to express ourselves through dance and song, knowing that our voices and bodies are to Your glory. We love You, Lord. Amen!

Spreading love and peace,

Chelsea

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