He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
You can not run 22 miles in 18 degree weather at the end of a white out and have NO Faith. You have to believe you are going to finish. You have to Trust God to not only get you to 22 miles but get you there on two legs still standing.
22 miles is overwhelming no matter how you break it down.
But MOST of you were NOT running 22 miles today and YET were equally as OVERWHELMED in your circumstances.
- Maybe you were running like a crazy lady after screaming kids, dirty diapers or ranting toddlers.
- Maybe you were running 8 hours of errands into 4 hours of the day.
- Maybe you are running numbers and the bills are not matching the paychecks.
- Maybe you are running a fever or are sick or broken and are not healing fast enough.
- Maybe you are running in circles and feel emotional and hurt.
As I headed to Indian Springs this morning to meet "Danielle" I felt overcome by discouragement by the white out of snow in front of me. I had my hands 10 and 2 on the steering wheel as I saw the Camaro in the ditch on I75. "My luck, 22 mile run and I have snow, wind and CRAP for running conditions." I pouted to myself.
Before pulling into Indian Springs I had to make a call to another mom from school. We chatted about a upcoming field trip and then she asked about my running. "Paula" must have heard the angst in my voice. Without hesitation she prayed with me over the phone.
"Danielle" got me to 11 miles. We ran good together in the snow. It was so fun when we saw a half dozen deer camouflaged in the woods and a couple miles later saw a hawk flying out of a tree. The hawk was so cool looking like a prehistoric bird it was so big.
The fun ended with a swift gust of snow in the face when "Danielle" headed out of the park.
"SHAKE IT OUT" filled "Danieles" absence. This is what "Paula had prayed over me. "SHAKE IT OUT", shake out the fears, the bad thoughts, the anxiety...."
This is what fueled me to the finish.
When we have faith ALL things are possible. I try to remember that I am living in a "Season" of life. Just as the winter will pass, the miles will pass and time will pass as well.
Try not to get Overwhelmed.
Remember God is in control. Let him lead. If the Mountains of the day won't move...Let God lead the Path AROUND them!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
RUN1- Indian Springs
RUN2-Husky Road runners
*run 3 walk .06 EASY
Almost ran a marathon today!!
I GOT A PACKAGE TODAY!!!! Check out my goodies from Honey Zinger!
I shared some with my Running group today. I am trying to come up with a fun contest to send my readers a little Honey Zinger care package!
Do you have any ideas for a contest??