At an early age, I accepted Christ as my Lord and Saviour. But during my teen years, I struggled a lot with conflict between my spirit and my flesh. I knew I should pray and read the bible. I knew I should meditate on the Word. I knew I should be kind. I knew all these things.
But the problem was that my flesh wanted to rebel.
Even though I had an inner desire to do what I knew I should, my flesh hated it. Success in 4-H and horse showing drove everything I did. Because my parents were new Christians, they tried to get us kids to share our faith in 4-H and I felt forced. I hated it. My mom early on, was the most conservative. And my dad was not far behind. I wanted to follow God, but on my own terms. I felt dragged behind my parents as they pursued the life they felt God wanted them to live.
Their faith was not mine.
Many times my mom had commented about how when I grew up, if something didn’t change, I was going to be one of those kids who dressed fully in black with chains around my waist. My guess is that, had God not stepped in, I would have been into all sorts of trouble. I’ve often wondered if I would’ve ended up in prison.
Over time, by God’s grace, I took up running, which literally has changed my life. Little by little I would see my workouts as a special time. It was just God and I out there on the back country roads with no one around.
I began to run WITH God!
I am no longer depressed and forced to follow Christ. Rather, it is a privilege and a great honor to be able to serve Him. No longer feeling empty and lonely, living each day WITH Jesus has become the joy of my life. Surrender is true freedom! “I’ll be writing and speaking on this in the upcoming month so stick around because the topic is fantastic!”
In the mean time, if you would like to know:
- What does it look like to run through life WITH God?
- How would someone go about starting to run with God?
- Why is running with God so important? and
- What is the difference between running WITH God and FOR God?
Then I would encourage you to check out my interview on Kristin Dronchi’s Abundant Christianpreneur TM Podcast. We met through a mutual friend and having both realized we had the same core values and mission, decided to interview each other on our Podcasts. Kristen’s interview of me, on how to Run With God, went live last Thursday, May 5th.
Listen to it on the Podcast Website: https://kristindronchi.com/thefaithandbusinesspodcast/
I love you and pray you have a blessed week! Happy Running!