Will you get uncomfortable and do whatever it takes?

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
[13] I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Have a beautiful day!

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