Be Part of a Team
I love being on a team! I’m part of something that is bigger than just me. I’m inspired by the gorgeous, hardworking, self-disciplined, give 110%, tough as nails, positive, supportive, and encouraging women who happen to be crazy fast. All of these women are out training in the heat so they can bring their personal best to the team on August 22nd. It’s a privilege to be in this race with them!
So why did I run today? I ran because I’m part of something bigger than myself. I’m part of a team. I can. I get too. God has placed me on a team, given me legs and heart that can tolerate and persevere under high temperatures.
So, if you are runner, get out and run today because you can! If you are not on a team, find a running group (Portland Running has running and training groups as do other running stores). Don’t get caught up in comparison. Be inspired. The way you are today does define your fitness if you are in the process of training!
If you are not a runner…Physical fitness has so many parallels with being spiritually fit. Life is a race and let’s trains for it together as we chase after the heart of God. We can be on the same team, training together and inspiring each other to be our personal best no matter what heat life throws at us! I’m preparing to teach a study on Ephesians this fall. These Scriptures are all about knowing who we are and reminds us to be united as believers because we are on the same team. The apostle Paul prays for his “team” in Ephesian 3:16-19 and this is my prayer for you today, my beautiful teammates….
I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being. So that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep in the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to measure of all the fullness of God.