If you've been reading this blog for a while I'm sure you have already made the connections I'm about to make. God has been dealing with several issues in my life lately like comparing myself to others, doing things that are difficult, not giving up and tackling strongholds. All of these issues show their faces while I'm running. I don't think it's a coincidence that I've felt God leading me to start running again. I haven't done it, mind you. Thought about it a good deal, though.
So yesterday I was praying and asking God if the whole running thing was from him or if I was thinking about it 'cause it's a good way for me to lose weight. I said, "Ok, if this is something you want to use to change my heart, let someone ask if I want to go run." About an hour later, my friend Melanie came over for a haircut. While I was cutting her bangs she said, "Hey, we should start running again." I kid you not. I groaned.
Ok God, I know this is a way you want to break stuff off of me and I know you've been trying to discipline me through this for years. I'm finally ready to do it. My focus isn't losing weight this time 'cause there are much more enjoyable ways to accomplish that than running. My focus is you. Time with you. Being vulnerable and weak so that through you I can be made strong. I'll meet you out on the road tomorrow.
I want to know, what is the thing that God keeps pestering you about doing? What do you keep trying to ignore and put off that you know will be good for you in the long run?