Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Running is challenging. It's a battle of the mind. It's not so much a physical game, but a training of will power, a drive to keep moving.
There are some mornings that I wake up, put on my tennis shoes, and take off, knowing that a solid run is ahead of me. Other mornings, I feel like Elmer's glue trying to peel myself out of the bed. My legs feel like they have lead inside them, and each step takes all the strength I have.
Despite the kind of morning I feel when I wake up, I know that the run is necessary, a jump start to the rest of my day, and a goal I must meet. It's on those mornings when my legs feel like lead that I have to push myself the most. Yet when I reach my goal, I grin with pride. Pushing myself past the point of comfortable, even through pain, I finished the run. It's not by my own strength...surely I know that. Only through The Lord's encouragement and refreshment am I able to make it through those tough runs, and it is for His glory that He gives me that strength.
Praise The Lord that He gives us the things we need to accomplish the goals He has laid before us! What a Mighty God we serve!