Monday, May 16, 2011

Okay, so 5 Miles was too far after a week off!

Well, I didn't plan on 5 miles, nor did I make 5 miles! I planned on an easy 2 or 3 really. But the morning was so beautiful and I was so excited to be out running again when I got to the corner I was supposed to turn on to head back - I went straight instead. Well, after the huge hill and about 3.5 miles my knee did its thing again... not a happy camper. I had to walk all the way home and maybe I should say "hobble"...

So I had lots of time to think, and that I did. I was frustrated because I was hurting in an area I thought was okay. I gave it some time to heal after all. I wondered how many times in life we get hurt in some way and just keep trying to push it...especially in church matters. There is nothing that can hurt like those wounds we can receive from our church family. We are connected in so many ways those pains can run deeply. But how many times after being hurt in a church do we run out and try to do the same thing in another congregation...only to get hurt again in the same way?

The wound cannot heal if there is no time allowed. We really must go to Him and allow Him to heal our deepest wounds and then proceed with caution. It is flat unwise (and a catastrophe waiting to happen) if we leave one body and run into another and begin trying to be on the praise team, teach Sunday school, work with the youth...etc...without taking time to heal -

Then even after the healing has completed its course and we are whole - we must slowly recondition for the run! After allowing time to heal we won't be able to get back out and run that half marathon...it takes time. It all comes back down to waiting once again. Take time to allow Him to heal your deepest wounds - then build back up to the long run slowly! He will take care of you...it's all in the waiting...and the yielding to His plan...

Did your mom ever tell you "don't pick it - it won't heal!"? Yeah, of course she did...don't sit around and pick at your wound, rehearsing it over and over. Take it to the Lord - let Him bring the healing and renew your strength as you wait on Him...

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