Thursday, March 10, 2011

Taking the Shortcuts

Today my goal is to run 8 miles. I am really slow and I only have two hours to do it in. The aid sits with my son and that is as long as she is here for so I have to be back before she is supposed to leave. I know it should be okay time wise. I ran 6 miles in a little over an hour so I should be able to safely tack on a couple more miles and make it just fine.

I planned my route with a couple of shortcuts though. I specifically chose to leave one way so I could come in the other. Because coming in from the south I can jog back up this way on any of the roads and cut it short should time or strength run short. Yeah, i set my goal for the day but I also allowed for the just in cases.

How many times do we do that in life? Sometimes it might be wisdom - setting us up for success. Other times it lends itself to failure. Specifically if we are obeying what we feel God has told us. Those are the times we set up plenty of short cuts - plenty of outs "just in case." Today my prayer is that I will follow Him fully and not look for any way out of what He has told me to do. I don't want any shortcuts to be available, I just want to obey Him. I just want to run through faith the race He has set before me... happy running - no shortcuts today!

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