I hate running. I do it so I can have good legs, eat ice cream and be somewhat healthy. My husband and I run at the same time but not together because we can’t stand the thought of running and talking. We can barely breathe – let alone talk. What is so interesting is that this is the time God choses to talk to me. I know it is Him because I am in so much pain, there is no way I could come up with this stuff. Today I was running and having a very difficult time. I usually never have to walk, but I just couldn’t run another step. The Holy Spirit spoke to my spirit and said “Run back the way you just came.” I wanted to laugh out loud. If I was to run back the way I just came, that would include a huge hill. I totally ignored the thought. He said it again, “Run back the way you just came. I obeyed. I thought if I can’t trust Him in the little, how will I ever trust Him with the big? The verse I have been memorizing this week is, “Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; On you I wait all day.” Psalm 25:4-5. What a perfect time to put it into practice.
I did it. I ran back the way I had just come. I ate the hill for breakfast! And, it was horrible every second. Sometimes God allows the difficult and hard times so we have no where to turn but Him. We have to be utterly dependent on Him and have constant communication with Him. As I was running back the way I came, I was praying for help and strength every second. But, I knew He would give it, because He was the one Who had asked me of it in the first place.