Athletes soon realize they must exercise all parts of their body or injuries will inevitably occur in the parts they have neglected.
This rule applies to Christians collectively and individually. As a Church, we should not concentrate on Christian fellowship and neglect learning the Word of God. As individuals, we should not put all our effort into serving strangers and neglect serving family. If we are strong in only one area, the neglected area will inevitably collapse under the strain. This is also true in our relationship with God. We must remember, our spiritual strength does not come from us it originates by allowing God to work in certain aspects of our life. God strengthens, revitalizes, comforts, encourages and gives confidence to those areas of the soul we have surrendered to Him. However, those areas we refuse to give over to God will soon feel the strain. Fortunately, it is through that strain many of us realize we have to hand all aspects of our lives to God so He can build them up to enable us to have all-round spiritual strength. The result: a relaxed attitude in all circumstances of life, peace of mind, and a graceful Christlike spirit which encourages and inspires others bringing much glory to God. And He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9