Long runs, the best time to pray and give thanks for the people in my life who show me so much love- realizing what a gift every single family member and friend is- but also something much more difficult. Learning to pray for those people that time after time show no love, how to give grace despite hurting , and forgiving people who never ask for forgiveness. Every week is a longstanding, humbling appointment that reminds me that even though I run in solitude, I'm never alone, and that life is SO short. Love people honestly and completely, we're all works in progress. Wholovesya Themeiwasmeanttobe Micah7 :8
"Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." -John 7:38 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Be on your guard, stand firm, be courageous, be strong, and do everything in love. You'll make ripples, trust me. Wholovesya Coachhayden
I had to take an alternate route on my run today (to be honest it was because I was a little afraid I'd see a bear), and after going 3 miles out of my way I had a little 'Aha!' moment: Sometimes God 're-routes' our lives in ways we don't expect when we make mistakes, but they always are for the best. Jeremiah 29:11 came to mind- "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." ... What an encouragement! We are on God's mind constantly; He's thinking about you NOW and He wants YOU to know that better days are on there way- that the situations you're in, the pain, the hurt you are feeling now has a purpose. He wants you to know that the more desperate your case, the more room there is for His Grace, and that one day you will love again, laugh again, hope again. One day your trials will be a testimony, the mess you made will be a message, and the pain you experienced will transform into your platform. The road won't be easy, you'll have to get out of your comfort zone, you'll have to embrace the challenges, but healing will come, and you'll be re-routed in the right direction, back on course running towards the person you were born to be. Themeiwasmeanttobe Wholovesya Riseandshine
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