Monday, August 29, 2011

Renewed focus and determination

So, last week I hit rock bottom.. the good thing about hitting rock bottom is that there's nowhere to go but up! I read a friend of mine's blog last week and her words really spoke to my heart. Rather than try to sum up what she said I will quote her... hope you don't mind Lisa...

"Life is not always easy...or fun. Sometimes it is very difficult (been there and done that) BUT I don't ever want to quit MY race. I don't want to fail. One day when I stand before God, the Great Physician, I want to hear Him say,

'Lisa, you have the heart of a runner.
Your heartbeat is strong and steady FOR ME.
You have ran a good race.
Well done.'

Hebrews 12:1-2
'...let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith...'"

The Des Moines marathon is only 48 days away from today... less than 7 weeks. I am going to try to be ready to walk/jog the whole thing. If it gets close and I HAVE to only do the half I will do that and I won't feel bad about it... but for now my focus and determination is to do the whole 26.2 miles. Either way the main thing is that I am going to work to throw off that which hinders me and the sin which entangles me and run with perseverance with my eyes fixed on Jesus.

I'm so thankful to my friends and family who have been so encouraging to me.