I know there are more than a dozen times that I have compared myself to another woman, friend, stranger, neighbor, even that tall lady at church who seems to have it all together as she comes strolling in with husband and children in tow. All of them perfectly dressed like all of their laundry was washed and pressed at the local dry cleaners. And then I can hear the pastors voice off in the distance, and it helps me to refocus, and I have that sinking feeling as if who am I to judge and especially here in church.
Has there ever been a season in your life that you wondered why you’re here? What is it exactly that God would have you do with your life? Each day brings a new challenge filled with frustration and you just can’t catch a break? I’m raising both hands here.
Here we are at the beginning of a new year, and for many of you I’m sure there’s a long list of things that you want to accomplish. New years goals are a great way to start of the new year, however sometime they can have you feeling defeated before you even get started.
There are many things in life that we take for granted. I have to raise my hand here because I am guilty myself of taking daily situations for granted that I should be thankful for.
Have you ever really struggled to trust and believe that God is who he says he is? I know I’ve been in that place several times and in the midst, found myself wondering how I got there.
So as a few of you may know, I developed a passion for running about 3 years ago. Not intentionally, actually pretty reluctantly. I can remember my very first 5K race that I believe took me almost 40 minutes. I couldn’t run a mile to save my life. Nor did I want to.