Monday, October 5, 2015

running the race.

The other day I went out for a run (I know, you're just as shocked as I am) and something really hit me.

When I'm out for a run, I find that I cheer myself on.

"You've got this."
"You can make it to the Stop sign."
"Don't stop now."

And it's so easy to cheer myself on. I feel inspired by people who used to hate to run and think that I could be like them one day and turn into a run-lover.

But in real life? I find it so hard to cheer myself on.

Usually my real life thoughts go something like:
"Ugh this is too hard."
"Just give up."
"This sucks."

And while sometimes these thoughts run through my head when I run, I quickly replace them with the more encouraging thoughts. But in real life, those negative thoughts don't get replaced. They just stay there.

So, why is it easier for me to encourage myself and speak truth into myself when I'm running rather than when I'm doing my day-to-day?

Cause life is a run, after all. We're reminded of that in Hebrews 12.

So, I'm gonna start replacing those negative thoughts.
"You've got this."
"You can make it to the weekend."
"Don't stop now."

Do you struggle with speaking truths to yourself? Tell me I'm not the only one! 

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