Run Jerry Bear Run!..Earlier in my life, before my earth suit began to go south on me…I used to run for fitness. As with most things we do in life, you occasionally have “One of Those Days” where your motivation is low and it is just a struggle. I was running with a pastor friend of mine and it was one of those days when we both weren’t into running that particular morning. Every step seem difficult. We were in training for an upcoming race. Just as we went around a curve, suddenly out of nowhere came all the motivation we needed… a huge canine critter (humongous dog) spotted us and began to run toward us. I told my friend Greg, that we couldn’t out run that dog. He replied, as he kicked it into high gear and he passed by me…”I only have to out run you!”
I didn’t stick around either to find out the details of the dog’s intentions! All of sudden I felt like running, my adrenalin kicked in and I ran and ran and ran. The dog eventually turned back, and we laughed as we finished our run that day.
What is your motivation in life? What keeps you running each day?
Let me encourage you to allow the Lord to guide your motivation and passion in the right direction… “Let us with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.”- Hebrews 12: 1-2 (NLT)