I am going to tell you a story today that is INCREDIBLE. TO me a GOD WINK.
I do not believe in coincidences.
If you are not a believer in Christ and his omnipresence, if you do not Believe in the Power of Miracles than you are just going to think I am CRAZY.
You are going to think I am a freak who is trying to string together anything to believe that there is something Greater out there.
I am Fine with THAT.
At 40 years old I do not have enough pages to list the Miracles that GOD has performed in my life.
HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED TO ME THIS MORNING:
1. I finished yesterdays post, A Tank full of Discouragement.. It rehashed the feelings of fear as I typed the keys beneath my fingers. I was reminded what a failure I was yesterday during my track session.
I deeply read Gods words and his promises as I was seeking HOPE.
2. I left the house to meet Danielle at 8:35am to run.
3. Running late, we decided to only run 7 miles. We took off down Silver Park Way. This was a different route than we had ran just the week prior.
As we were running, I confided in Danielle about my terrible track work out. I told her of how discouraged I was at the same time as how distracted I had gotten from my own training plan. I was bragging about how amazing Rochelle and Kathleen were to be able to run that same session like a beast. The same one that almost killed me.
As we turned unto Leroy street I heard my name. Danielle and I stopped to turned around in the direction of the Bigsby Coffee behind us. AND GUESS WHO WAS calling my NAME?
ROCHELLE. As we were talking about her! I introduced Danielle to her. I was compelled to admit my failure to her. As I finished telling Rochelle that I failed on the mile repeats, explaining that I couldn't reach the 6:50 minute mile, she laughed at me. Then Rochelle replied "NO, that was not this weeks repeats, this weeks repeats were at a 7:50 pace!"
I felt this huge burden release from my shoulders. Danielle was laughing and shaking her head. We all were laughing at that point.
During THAT run I received this text from Ashley "So I Read this on FB this morning. I feel like God meant for me to share. Just read your blog! You got this!"
I do not know what YOU believe. I do not know who even reads this.
BUT THIS I KNOW.
Yesterdays VERSE: "TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART, LEAN NOT UNTO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING, ACKNOWLEDGE HIM AND HE WILL DIRECT YOUR PATHS."
HE led me right to Rochelle. I just met her less than 1 week ago. What are the ODDS that she would see ME at that precise time?
What are the odds that I would see her at that precise place. After all, we are not running the same route or even city every week.
And what are the odds that she would share with me that I had made a mistake?
The Lord KNEW I was discouraged and deeply burdened about that run. As I finished writing yesterdays blog this morning I picked those verses to ask God to help me get out of the pit.
HE did. In His Perfect timing. He cares about EVERY detail in my life and in my heart.
Please let me encourage you. Never be ashamed, embarrassed or feel unworthy of his LOVE and Guidance.
God can use all things, all people and all failures.
God cares about the big things, the little things and the things no one else cares about.
God performs miracles. People do not.
"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you."
Distance: 7 miles
Terrible head wind. Danielle and I somehow managed to do a progressive run, finishing against the wind (21 MPH winds) at a 8:22.