I’m the first to admit that I’m not really a runner. I’m an arm pumpin’ torso twistin 80s era power-walker who just happens to bend her knees and pick her feet up off the ground a quicker pace. Yeah. Ok, I admit I’m a convert. But still, I admit that the very thought of running makes me nauseated, my knees begin to hurt and all I can see is the finish line in that far-far-far-far off distance. I shutter at the word distance. But enough about that, I’m suppose to be motivating you to run right. So here goes.
Once you start movin, you’ll find out why you did it in the first place, when that motivation takes over there’s a sudden rush of adrenaline that propels you into this cocky nirvana and has you thinkin’ you could climb Mount Everest. Ok maybe that’s just me. At any rate, when you reach YOUR finish line, whether it’s 1 mile, 3 miles or 26 miles, it’s priceless.
I love the Reebok marketing theme: #ReebokIgnite2014 it’s all about reigniting the goals you set, and then proving to yourself that you are fully capable of accomplishing them one step at a time. You’ll show yourself how to #livewithfire and create a spark of inspiration everywhere you go!
I’ve been given another chance to move with purpose. After going nearly 4 months unable to walk, dance or run my faith was tested and I questioned if any of that was even going to be possible again. All I had was prayer & God. Not even God on the pages of my bible but God Himself. What I didn’t know was that I hadn’t learned who HE was. Those 4 months not only showed me who He was but who I was and how I wasn’t who I could be but that He wanted to remake me.
It was scary. It was vulnerable. It was lonely. It was transforming.
It was one of those moments you realize you can’t take your friends with you if you want this bad enough because you’re the one who needs this right now.
So I went. I can’t even say I went willingly at first. Kinda like that first mile. It sucks, I try to convince myself I actually wanted to do it!
Yeah the 4 months I spent alone with God taught me how weak I was. That experience taught me that I was assuming I needed to be strong in those areas but He actually wanted to see my weakness so that He could be my strength.
It taught me that without His power, strength and grace and do-overs I’m nothing!
Thank God for do-overs!!!
Can I get an amen?!?!
Ok so now about you running… You got this, whether it’s walking your first 5K, running, becoming a runner, distance walker, woggers and the like.
I’ve set the spark and it’s your move!!!
On your mark, get set, go…
Do you run? Why? If not, Would you reconsider if you had a group you could connect with & train with?
Do you need a do-over? Right where you are just tell Him Lord give me your grace to do over! Just like that He gives it! But it requires a bit of movement on your part because the word says don’t just be hearers!
Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like.
But whoever catches a glimpse of the revealed counsel of God—the free life!—even out of the corner of his eye, and sticks with it, is no distracted scatterbrain but a man or woman of action. That person will find delight and affirmation in the action. (James 1:22-25 MS
Ready, Set, Run
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