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- Running Shoes On: Check
- Ready to Run: Check
- Running Route: Unknown
There’s a problem with this checklist, and it’s not the unknown running route. It’s not a bad thing to run if you are exercising or training for a marathon. (There are probably some other good reasons to run as well.) However, it’s when you think about running or actually end up trying to run from where God is calling you to be that an issue arises.
Below are some things to remember and consider:
1. Be who God called you to be. Each person has a different calling.
Welcome back for Week 4 of Pep Talk Wednesdays! This week’s topic is about giving thanks for 2016.
Today’s pep talk is about being imperfectly amazing. So, here goes…
I wanted the breakthrough (i.e. that period of time after God brought me out of a tough season) to be easy. Well, maybe not easy, but at least easier. After all, the journey I just came out of wasn’t easy. It was a difficult season and it lasted years. When God brought me through it, I wanted to enter a period of “easiness” not because I was lazy, but because I felt I needed a break. God gave me rest, but I wanted more.
There comes a point in your life when you stop trying to impress others with a fictitious version of yourself. You realize that God has made you incredibly special just as you are. You are not perfect, but no one is. You are constantly growing, but so should everyone else. We are all a work in progress.
What led me to this realization? Life. Experiences. Time.
Lately there has been a lot of change in my life and in the lives of many of the people I love. The change is good change. The change is a deviation from a routine.
A routine often brings a sense of comfort. You know what is likely to happen and how to deal with it. There are minimal surprises, if any. There is just predictability and repetition. Things may get boring, but at least you know what is coming. (At least that is what a routine may lead you to believe.)
One of the many lessons life taught me.
There are so many lessons to learn. Sometimes you need to hear a lesson more than once before you really start applying it to your life.
I am grateful for the lessons that life, my family, and my friends have taught me. Here are a few things that I learned throughout the years: Continue reading
Accidentally forgetting your phone one day can teach you so much about your priorities. What you think you are going to do in a given day can easily be put on hold while you scramble to retrace your steps to find your phone. You may or may not necessarily be concerned about missing texts, calls, or emails. You just know that you always have your phone with you and right now you don’t have it. Right now your phone is sitting somewhere that’s not with you.
Recently that was my life and my story. I got to my destination and discovered that I didn’t have my phone with me. In the midst of searching for my phone and trying to convince myself that I didn’t leave it behind, God flipped my perspective and reminded me that it was time to check my priorities.
The desire to quit arises in the midst of uncomfortable, unpleasant, and undesirable times.
*See “God Doesn’t Want You to Quit” for a definition on what it means to quit.