Running has come back pretty easily, and that is a blessing! I have to admit my first day back I was ready for the worst. But to my surprise I felt normal. The weekly miles have increased over the past few weeks, and workouts while not very long have been encouraging, fun, and not too slow either! lol! Today I will do 8 miles @ 6:30 pace and hopefully I will still be singing the same song when it is over.
I was reminded this morning of something pretty cool, and it made me think of how I felt when I knew I needed a break. "Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech—unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away." (2 Corinthians 3:12-13) Moses didn't want the people of Israel to see his face fading, much like I didn't want to admit my lack of passion for our sport. Moses...the man who God showed his glory too(Exodus 33:18-23), was afraid of what others would think of him! I know it is in 2 very different ways, but I saw similarities. I have to be able to humbly confess my insufficiency and openly credit HIS adequacy. When it comes down to it, my need for a break, only more so showed my need for Christ. Being bold enough to admit a need can be a challenge, but since there is great hope in Christ I can admit my inadequacies, knowing He has, and always will make me whole. The shame shouldnt have lied in my fear of having weakness, but in my audacity to point the Glory ment for Christ toward myself.
Knowing it isn't about what I can do, but what God can do with me gives me so much to look forward to. Without His breath, I'm only dust!
So with the boldness that allowed Moses to ask to see God's glory, I ask for He use me to bring more glory to His name!