Run

I decided to do something crazy.

I mean totally out of character for me.

If a friend would have asked me “hey, you want to do this with me”, I would of said “no way”.

Last week I decided to start jogging.  Insane, right?

So, today is my 5th day of running.  I’m running for about 30-40 minutes a day.  When I get back from my 30 minutes of jog time this morning I decide to read my Bible.  I open where I left off and glance at the page I just read yesterday: “…Run for your life from all this.  Pursue a righteous life –  a life of wonder, faith, love, steadiness, courtesy.  Run hard and fast in the faith.  Seize the eternal life, the life you were called to, the life you so fervently embraced in the presence of so many witnesses.”  The funny thing is I just read through this yesterday and never thought anything about it.  I guess my run this morning just made it stick.

At this point in my life I am trying to “Run hard and fast in the faith”.  I fail at this more than I succeed.  There are still things I run for that I shouldn’t.  I’m still running for things like wanting to feel important, wanting to be accepted by people around me, wanting to be perfect.

I’m new to this whole running thing, physically and spiritually, but this verse made me ask myself a valuable question:  What am I running for?

What are you running for?

BTW, the verse is from The Message 1 Timothy 6:11-12

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