Thursday, April 19, 2012

On Ups and Downs

I was running with my dogs this morning (thanks be to the dear friend who taught me that expensive running shoes are bad for feet like mine, whodathunk?!) and came upon the section of my neighborhood that is often referred to as roller-coaster-road. Now roller-coaster road has always daunted me in the past. It's only about a third of a mile long, but getting up those two steep hills is MURDER on an out of shape body like mine. I tried something new today though. Instead of walking down the hill and then huffing and puffing my way up the other side I put power in my step and RAN down the hill and then RAN up the other side.
It was so much easier than walking it!
I realised as I crested the second rise that this may very well be the answer to how it is I've gotten through all of this lately. You see my previous trials in life I approached with a lot of trepidation. This one I approached with a lot of prayer. I saw it coming and put the power of the spirit in my step, and look at me, at the top of the rise and still going.
Now, I'm not bragging, and I know I'm not done yet. I know I've got lots of dips, hills, and curves in my future. I'm not even done with this section of my road yet and who knows what kinds of curves my road will take.
The point is, I'm not scared, and I know I can do it, because I have this power behind my step that will take me further than I ever thought I'd be able to go.
God and me, we make a pretty good team.
So, my dear friend, next time you see your life taking a steep downhill slide and you are dreading the climb back to your previously enjoyed elevation, just think about roller-coaster-road and put a little power in your step. I think you'll like how it feels on the other side.