Who Are We Becoming


One of the most important revelations that I have had in the past year is that it’s not about the doing, it’s about who we are becoming.  I recently started an online men’s fitness ministry membership site.  I have already learned so much in the last two weeks. 

My vision when I left my position in the pharmaceutical industry was to be an online influencer for good.  Two and a half years later I am on that path of making a difference in the world both in my community and now online. 

There are some days that I get discouraged and there are some days that I am full of pride.  The journey of being an entrepreneur has been full of learning and personal growth. 

There are days that I am full of self-doubt.  There are days that I am full of self-confidence. 

What am I learning on this journey of being a kingdom building entrepreneur is that it’s all about who I am becoming as a person. 

Character and Identity

It’s about how my character is being transformed.  It’s about my identity and how I see myself. 

Do I see myself as a highly successful kingdom building entrepreneur or someone who is a struggling to build a business?

I know there are some days the lies of the enemy get in my head and I ask myself who am I to have an online fitness ministry?  Who wants to hear what I have to say?

Of course the enemy wants me to shrink back and play small.  He doesn’t want me to have an impact for the Kingdom. 

It comes down to am I going to believe the lies of the enemy or am I going to believe the promises of God.  God doesn’t call the equipped he equips the called.  And I have been called.  And so have you. 

Take a Chance

The question is are we willing to take a chance and live out our purpose and take risks.

God has called me to step out in faith to lead men to grow spiritually using fitness as the platform. 

I am not very good with technology, but I am determined that isn’t going to stop me.   God will equip me with everything I need. 

My reminder to myself and my message to you is that every experience here on earth is about becoming more like Christ.  It’s about who we are becoming. 

Even when the days are hard and we get discouraged there is a purpose behind the difficult experiences.  On the days we are full of pride and we get knocked down, we recognize that everything is a gift from God.  That we are here to do Kingdom work not for our own glory, but for the glory of God.

I am becoming a successful Kingdom building entrepreneur.  I am becoming a man who believes in himself.  I am becoming a man who is an online influencer for good. 

Who are you becoming?  How do you see yourself?  Are you believing the lies of the enemy or are you focused on the promises of God?

How Do We See Ourselves?

When we see ourselves the way God sees us we will make choices that support how we see ourselves.  When we believe the lies of the enemy we will make choices that support that. 

I am choosing to believe God’s promises.  I am excited about what the future holds for myself and for you.  I believe many people’s lives including my own will be transformed through my Barbells & Brothers online men’s fitness ministry. 

If you are interested or know someone who may benefit from being part of a community of brothers please feel free to sign up or share this link Barbells & Brothers.  I am offering a free trial until March 19th

Please reach out to me at any time at troy@barbellsandbrothers.com.  I would love to hear from you and hear about who you are becoming.

Live an Inspired Life,

Troy Ismir

Spiritual Warrior

Founder and Creator of Barbells & Brothers

Author, Speaker, Podcaster & Coach

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