Those days when we wake up and we say, “NOPE.”
We must fight those days. Today is like that for me. Sometimes we can identify the lack of motivation. Other times it’s not so obvious.
I read something at the very right moment this morning. I was battling in my head whether or not I was going to run today. I was browsing through my tweets and saw one that my friend Kacie had posted about a NVR STOP blog post.
“If you make doubt and fear your vacation home, it’s time to burn it.”
Umm, yea. What encouragement.
I’m almost three and a half weeks strong of consistent and challenging exercise. It only took me almost a whole year after Abram was born to finally identify what was holding me back from being healthy, even though I so desperately wanted to be. I can save that whole novel for another post on another day.
But it’s been great.
Accept for yesterday. And this morning. I just don’t feel like it. The few other times I have felt this way over the past several weeks, I would end up pushing myself further. I keep telling myself, “The more I don’t want to do this, the harder I am going to do it.”
I also have to remind myself when I feel like I can’t run any longer that I once pulled heavy Americans in a cart on the back of a bicycle for a living.
Sometimes I pretend like I’m racing the devil. HE CANNOT WIN.
I’m thankful for the moments when God shows up in the snares of laziness (like this morning) and has me read something that fills me with strength.
“He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:29-31
Whatever you are up against today, overcome it. And do it hard.
Burn that vacation home.