Recently, I have found running has been an amazing way for me to clear my mind and relax. It’s funny because a doctor told me that I would never be able to run again due to rheumatoid arthritis. I remember how defeated I felt when he shared his opinion with me. But I serve a bigger and more powerful Doctor, God Almighty. He said, “Run!” So I decided I would do just that (like I had a choice). 🏃🏾♀️ I started off walking to increase my strength. Slowly my pace increased until I could run with absolutely no issues. With my returned passion, I found a new peaceful 5-mile path that I could run and clear my mind near the river. It’s absolutely beautiful and for just a little while I get to disconnect and forget about all the “stuff” going on in the world.
Of course, I could not run/walk 5 miles at first. But the competitiveness in me kicked and I set a goal. I would complete the journey before August.
As I began my journey, I always had an excuse to quit. I need to do XYZ. I’m tired. It’s too hot. I’m hungry. It’s too woody. Somebody could kidnap me. 🤷🏽♀️ But today I decided to not give in to myself, when I got tired I decided to rest for a few minutes. Then I got up and pushed just a little bit harder. Well, what I didn’t know was the end was around the corner and down the hill. I reflected on how many times I had quit yet the end was less than 5 minutes ahead. I was so excited to have completed the full journey. Running for me is really parallel to life and I’m learning so many lessons.
When situations arise, do not become weary and just quit. The end could be right around the corner and down a hill. Pause and reflect on your situation and ask God to help you push through. Ask yourself, “what is God trying to teach me in this season?” That allows you to focus on the “why” not the “it” and frees your mind to press forward.
Don’t focus on the goal, focus on PROGRESS. Enjoy the moment and celebrate along the way.
It’s takes the PROCESS to get the goal.
Change your PERSPECTIVE on how to accomplish more.
Your PACE, your race. When you’re tired, rest, then get up, focus and keep it movin’. You could be so close to the end and not know it.
Stay focused on YOU.
Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
#ItsaProcess #BecomingMe 🏃🏾♀️