Just after leaving the house I noticed God's gift of a rainbow. I started my communication with God by thanking him for his greatness and the rainbow he provided. I had a nice run and it remained sunny the rest of the evening, but my runs are not always about rainbows and butterflies. Last week I had a run that was very difficult. I just didn't feel right. My joints felt still and my legs were heavy. Mentally I wasn't wanting to run and I thought about stopping. A couple of miles into the run I ran into this guy.
The picture doesn't do him justice. He was over one foot long and looked like the meanest snapping turtle I have ever seen. It reminded me of a verse from Galatians 5:7 You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? I certainly wasn't going to let this guy stop me from finishing my run, but how often do I let material things cut in on me and keep me from having closeness with God? As I continued to run I thought about this over and over. Why would I let anything come between me and the Lord? Why slow myself down with things of this world? I want to run my race with strength and focus and not let anyone or anything cut in on me as I run with God.
Run Your Race