“Maybe I’ll just go for three today,” I thought as I tied my shoe laces.
As quickly as the thought was in my head, another joined it. “Wow, who would have ever thought I’d say those words – I’ll JUST go for three today.”
I had to laugh out loud.
Two years ago, I began a new journey. A journey that was never something I thought I’d be able to do. A journey that has transformed my patterns and has opened my mind up to possibilities I never would have dreamed of doing.
· A 5K
At the ripe old age of 43, I decided to take up running. After years of doing all sorts of other activities for exercise, many I loved and still love to do, I felt the need to add running to the regimen. It was something I always wanted to do, but never had the courage to give it a try. But, this time was different. The want-to was there.
The funny thing is, I never intended to make it a part of my everyday thinking. I wanted to be able to run a 5K and move on. But once that was accomplished, I felt like taking on more. First it was a 10K that I really didn’t train all that much for. Because running 3-4 miles per outing had become a regular habit, adding a couple more that day wasn’t a big deal.
Now, I’m training for a half-marathon. Although I’m a little nervous about it – 13.1 miles is a really long way – I have a confidence and desire that I never had before.
After I laughed at my thoughts about running that day, I felt a nudge in my sprit and a whisper in my soul. “See, you HAVE been transformed. If you’ll let me do this, let me transform more of you.”
I can’t say how many times I’ve read that scripture. I can say that I’m looking at it with fresh eyes.
Because when I can SEE the transformation that only He can bring about, it beckons me to keep going forward towards Him, asking for more.
Lord, make me more like you. I pray for a heart like yours, and a spirit that is willing to be transformed. Only you can bring about the radical change that will make my life mesh with your heart. I want that transformation. Here I am.