This past thursday I experienced a little victory. I ran my first "workout" in 5 months. This past fall I suffered a stress fracture in my hip, so I've spent the past 5 months aqua jogging, swimming, ellipticaling, and biking.
Doing a lot of this....
So I can hopefully be able to do this...
Most days I grab my swimsuit and head to the pool, wishing that I could grab my spikes and head to the track. But a few days ago I was finally able to do what I love and have missed for so long. It was tougher than cold Airheads, but by the grace of God I got a taste of what it's like to run hard again.
During my cool down, I was praising the Lord for filling my heart with joy as a was able to run without pain. I started thanking Him for other things as well, and next thing you know I can't stop.
I repeated these words "thank You for being my..." over and over. At first in my head, and then out loud through panting breaths. Each time I would praise Him for being who He is to me.
Thank you for being my...
When I couldn't think of new things to praise Him for, I repeated the things I had already said.
Finally, I stopped when I heard Him whisper to my heart.
He softly spoke this words, "I'm calling you from, I'm calling you out, and I'm calling you to."
To which I responded (with the two words my dad always makes fun of our generation for saying too often), "wait what?!"
What was that God? What do you mean? From where? Away from something? What are you calling me out on? Where, who or what are you calling me to?
CALLING ME FROM
CALLING ME OUT
CALLING ME TO
CALLING ME TO
The Lord is calling me from something. He is calling me out on something. And He is calling me to something. I'm just trying to figure out what those somethings are.... But I trust that as I continue to listening to Him, He will make it clear. In His way and in His time.
Our God is not a God of confusion, so I can rest assured that He will make it clear. He will guide me in paths of peace.
"the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7
What might God be calling you from?
What might God be calling you out on?
What might God be calling you to?
Ask Him, He will surely answer. You simply must be available to listen to His still small voice.
"Thanking God in your trails turns burdens into blessings." - Paul Vangorder