"Commit thy way unto the Lord:trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." Psalm 37:5
I am not a perfectionist. To be very honest, I am too absent minded to be. I would live in the land of discouragement if I tried to do everything with perfection.
That does not mean I give a half
I forget my keys, my purse, where I put my money, my phone and if my brain wasn't enclosed I am pretty sure I would dance around singing "If I Only Had a BRAIN"!
I would love the idea of being great at everything I do. I work hard, I aim high, I dislike mediocracy, However, I am not great at everything and there are many things I am totally not good at. And I am TOTALLY fine with that.
I believe God has given us different talents and different skills. We are all unique in our own way.
I am a bit broken right now. My training is still moving forward but a lot more intentional.
Life is busy. I am being disassembled in many directions. Torn apart and trying to remain whole. Trying to have a great attitude and maintain balance.
"RUNNING, RUNNING is the most important thing." Unless you are a runner you would take this simple fragmented sentence and run with it.
Before you run too far...Hear me out.
I am a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter. I am a follower of Christ, I am a employee, a friend, a Stylist, a youth leader, Support leader to families with loved ones addicted to drugs.
I am a RUNNER.
Running isn't my everything. But it is a who GOD made Me.
He gave me these legs, the passion, the heart to RUN. To Give HIM the Glory in every mile, In Every Victory, In Every Failure, Every injury, Every medal. HE GAVE it all too me. To Honor him, to Glorify him.
I do my best putting my Family and my Faith first. I work VERY hard to respond to both their NEEDS ands WANTS.
But RUNNING is THEN the most important thing.
Running today with Lacey I was telling her how IMPORTANT it is to make sure I am getting my training in. It is the MOST important thing. She holds her hand up to stop me and tells me a story that had just happened to her. She responded to someone saying "RUNNING, RUNNING is EVERYTHING. She totally connected with what I was saying. The heart of a runner.
Training. It is intentional. It holds NO excuses. You can't squeeze training in. You get up early and you go to bed early. You don't spend 6 hours shopping on a long run day. You don't willy nilly your runs.
You plan your runs like you schedule a DR.s appointment.
You grit them out. Sometimes they SUCK and sometimes they ROCK. But you get it DONE!
I am not great at everything. But I am dedicated. I work HARD at the things that are important and give myself grace in the other areas.
AND I Fail OFTEN. Then I get back up and try again or realize it wasn't mine to try at all!
I Sacrifice A lot for my Running. I don't sacrifice my Family or my Faith.
Running is my Gift. It is something God has given me. I am not that great at it. I but give my all.
Running is Most Important because it is more than lacing up.
Running is Perseverance. It reminds me in life to NEVER give up.
Running is Grit. It reminds me sometimes life hurts, you have to learn to bear a little pain to see HIS purpose.
Running is Commitment. It reminds me of Integrity. Its following through what you say you are going to do.
Running is Humility. It is when you are completely empty, depleted, hurting, sore, broken that you know you are reminded you need God.
Running is the Most Important Thing. You commit, you dedicate, you persevere, You don't give up when it hurts or your discouraged. You pick it up, wipe away the pouty pants and finish what you started.
Concerned I may have SHIN SPLINTS! Yup, I said it. Prayers welcomed. If you think to pray for a runner..I'm your girl!