Recently my lovely daughter has started training for a race. She has never mentioned the possibility of winning the race, just being in it! Oh, it’s a marathon, it’s a goal to be ready in time to run it. OK, my mind is thinking …why? I’m obviously not a “runner”. I’ve never had a runners “high”. It seems like a big waste of time to a task oriented person. Then I think…when your running you can’t multitask. It’s childlike, chasing the wind. It’s outdoors, it’s a challenge.. It’s totally her personality. She is just like her Dad!
As for me…As a person with ADD running is a challenge. You have to stay focused on where you are going. You can’t get sidetracked and do what you want. You have to head in the direction of the finish line.
My life is like that. In my time with the Lord this morning I asked for him to keep me “Plugged in” to him. Keep my heart in tune to him so I can do his will today. I don’t want to look to the left or to the right, but keep my eye’s on him. I want to stay close enough to him to feel his presence. T follow in his footsteps. I pray he goes ahead of me in every situation I’ll face… You see, I have hundreds of distractions every day. My mind races thoughts run to the forefront… do this, do that… hurry, gonna be late…then I think of Jesus and just can’t imagine him being in a hurry.
My Mother always told me… slow down…. it took 30 years for me to know what she meant.
She would be proud… I’m doing it! Even though social work keeps me all over town… I’m doing others good, so it makes me happy. Even though my precious hubby and I don’t get a long vacation ever year, our weekends are spent adoring each other.
So, I’m not in the marathon… I’m on a walking trail perhaps… taking the road less traveled.
Staying in my Bible (it’s my map)… I know that life is short. Just a mist… a vapor…Can my life make a difference? Only if it’s Christ Centered.
Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, an let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” It’s time to put on my running shoes~