Famine no more



I wanted to incorporate the spiritual dimension to my website as I have found out that I am really not complete without it. Neither is my approach to training the human body or educating the human intellect enough without the grace, wisdom and protection of God. I understand, that you as a reader might not share the same belief but I thank you if you have taken a moment to read about my 'wrestling with God'.

My goal is to bridge the spiritual journey to my daily activities as a trainer and a coach. I believe that the Word of God gives us insight and strength for my practical duties as I work with athletes and the youth. If spiritual aspect was something separate from the rest of the life, I would not integrate this into my website or my work. However, as I have little by little and sometimes painfully found out, I can really do nothing without His help. So it is time to lay down the ego and acknowledge the true source of any wisdom or success.

So the nature of this blog is personal and it is a testimony of my own journey. The name "Wrestling with God" relates to a bible scripture that can be found in Genesis 32. The choice for the title has a lot to do with the intensity of the man-God-relationship but also a lot with the outcome of that wrestling match that Jacob had all by himself.

Tommi The Trainer

Entries in revelation 3:20 (1)


Who do I look up to? 

People always look for role models and idols to look up to. We follow athletes, coaches, pastors and even politicians and watch if they live up to the standards that our role model or idol should look and act like. Maybe we paint the picture in our heads of what kind of a people we would like to be and then try to search for someone who could be our role model and lead us ahead. 

And then what happens...?

Well, we find out that the person we looked up to wasn't quite the perfect person we thought they were. Great role models are hard to find and perfect ones pretty much impossible. Those who consistently and faithfully prove to be examples that we want to imitate and follow. In fact, we will never find a human being who would not disappoint us some way at some point or time. Even the great 'human heroes' of the bible, such as Moses or David, seriously fell short in different areas of their lives.

I believe that the whole human kind needs a role model and even more than that, a redeemer and a saviour. We can not be rescued by a another human being because we have too many limitations and short comings ourselves. That is why God sent His Son to come and rescue us and to set us free. We can look up to Him and follow Him with confidence that he will never forsake us. 

Jesus has given His life so we could have true life in walking with Him. Jesus went beyond of what my imaginary role model would do with his life. He voluntarily died so even the people who hated or ignored Him, such as myself, would have an everlasting life and never perish. He gave this all as a free gift that I can choose to either receive or to deny. 

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me." Revelation 3:20

I look up to Jesus.

Tommi the Trainer