What Would You Do If It WASN’T Raining?

I drove past a fellow runner the other day.

Her shoes sopping,

from the puddle she had just ran through,

caught my daughter’s attention…

“Awe, poor thing.” She said.

Her feet must be soaked.

I’ve been there, and it’s not fun.

But, on run day, rain or shine, runner’s run.

I wasn’t on this particular day, because I had ran earlier in the week for a race we were doing over the weekend.

And, I had laid out my game plan around the rainy days!

But why?

Because it isn’t comfortable.

Running in and of itself isn’t comfortable, but running in wet clothes and shoes is even more uncomfortable.

But remember when I didn’t get a deer that one season because conditions weren’t favorable?

We miss a lot by catering to our need to be comfortable.

There are days I don’t even want to go outside of it’s not great weather.

But what would I be doing if it was great weather?

I’m missing whatever that would be!

A friend came up to my husband and I on Sunday.

He had a Word on His heart for the church but he was uncomfortable.

“What would you miss if you don’t share it?” I said.

How many would go without?

I believe our Father is rallying His runner’s.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us, [looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work].”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:1-2‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Looking unto Jesus-

He did the uncomfortable.

For the Joy, (you and I) set before Him.

Now we can.

After seeing this running in the rain scenario in the natural, I opened some old notes I had and the first line said,

Stick to the plan.

He’s speaking…..

We become double minded when we allow circumstances or feelings to speak.

They shouldn’t have a say!

If we set our minds, we have single vision and can see clearly.

I’ve struggled in this area for years.

But as I looked back over some of things I set my heart to stick to,

I see I’m still doing them.

Brothers and Sisters, let this be a challenge today to increase.

I didn’t place this year, but I did shave 2 minutes off of my 4 miles.

That’s increase.

Increase is a good indicator that you’re walking in the Grace of God.

Grace doesn’t call you to a life of ease, it calls you to rise above the occasion by the power of Jesus in you!

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