When we ask God to make us into what He created us to be, we better be willing to get uncomfortable. Yesterday, while journaling, I asked God what I was missing. I don’t feel like I’m making the progress I want. And to my disappointment, He told me to run.
Running is so hard for me: my left foot and hip struggle. Every time I do it, I get injured and hurt for weeks. So I started telling God all the reasons why I couldn’t run. I even cried. But I didn’t change His mind.
The thing is, I don’t have to run. God didn’t tell me I had to run. He told me that’s the next step to becoming the person I most want to be.
My problem is that I don’t believe in myself. Not to the level I need to be at. I believe until it gets hard, I allow doubt to discourage me. I silently quit, and most of the time, I don’t even realize it. Quitting comes in the I can’t do it mindset. And I am so tired of that word and its stronghold on my life.
So today, I ran—three miles, to be exact. As I neared my first mile, the electricity went out at the gym, and the treadmill quit. For a minute, I said thank you, Lord, for not making me run today. But I’m not a quitter. Not anymore. So I propped up my phone, shined my flashlight, and lifted weights. I would give it a few minutes; if the electricity didn’t come back, I would come home and finish my run outside. But I was determined to run those three miles today, regardless of what it took.
As I was running, God reminded me that change is never easy. Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean it’s impossible. If I can defeat it in my mind, then I can do it.
Day one is complete. And tomorrow, I will ask Him what else I need to do.
Philippians 4:13 KJV
 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Have a beautiful day!