Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

it rains

It rains on the just and unjust.

This morning I really kind of didn’t want to run. I had a few excuses but none of them all that valid. So off I went. About 1.5 blocks into it, it started to rain. Ugh. But if it rains on ‘game day’ we’re still running, and this is a short run, 3 miles, a piece of cake, now. I’m hoping that it will be perfectly beautiful on ‘game day’ so that I will appreciate it all the more! Thankfully I had my new hat, two times I’ve worn it, two times it’s rained, I am sure it’s a coincidence even though it is a Lion’s hat. LOL. But as it rained I really just wanted to turn around. What’s the big deal? I’m running my 10K tomorrow its not like I’m not going to run, right? Wrong. You said you were going to run 3, now go run.

As I was running, I was thinking about Matthew 5:45, it rains on the just and the unjust. I was thinking about how quickly I could stop running and go back to old habits, I’m too tired, I need to do ________. That’s not an option for me. Only one way, thank you. I was going to get rained on whether I did what I was going to do or not. But it felt so good to finish, it felt so good to complete what I set out to do.

There are many times in our lives when we do what we should and things don’t turn out that great or they just plain stick, but we know that God is always there. He never leaves us or forsakes us, no matter how much we stink or don’t follow through.

Tomorrow is my first race. I’ve only just run for fun. LOL run for fun. Its exciting and scary at the same time! I was thinking about doing the hot chocolate on in Chicago or the turkey trot on Thanksgiving day. Not sure yet.

No matter what I decide or how fast or slow I run, no matter what, God is always with me. Rain or Shine!

Matt 5:43-48 43"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 44But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

1 comment:

Pat said...

I'm so proud of you on so many levels!