Running for me is a very spiritual time. A time when I feel the Lord’s presence as I think about my day and what He wants me to accomplish. When I run, I listen to Victorious Justice. Go ahead and make fun of my love for preteen music. I’ll just pretend I can’t hear you snickering. She sings a song called Reason Why. Here are the lyrics. She of course, is talking about a boy. But the part that gets me every time is the chorus:
You might be crazy
Have I told you lately that I love you?
You’re the only reason that I’m not afraid to fly
And it’s crazy that someone could change me
Now no matter what it is I have to do, I’m not afraid to try
And you need to know that you’re the reason why
As I listen to the words to this song, I can’t help but think of Him and sing these words to my Lord. I specifically like the line You’re the only reason that I’m not afraid to fly because to me what He calls us to do as moms, teachers, writers, encouragers, and friends is never easy.
He molds me and shapes me into who He wants. Sometimes through hardships and discipline, but always with love. And it’s HARD. At first, I am resistant to it as my culture tells me I shouldn’t change for anyone and people should love me the way I am. But the way I see it, if anyone is worth changing for, it’s my God. Because he is changing me for the BETTER.
And often times the things He calls me to do are beyond my comprehension, beyond my own abilities and beyond the person I currently am.
But just like the song says No matter what it is I have to do, I’m not afraid to try. He gives me the courage to tackle the impossible, the courage to be the most uncomfortable and the courage to get out on that limb and fly.