The First Time I Called Myself A Runner
I remember the first time I called myself a runner. I was on a first date with my husband, and we were waiting for a movie to begin. Trying to sound impressive to someone who had previously been a pretty good cross country runner, before I really thought about what I was saying, I blurted out, “We should go for a run some time together. I am a runner too”.
What I had to do
After I got home that evening, I realized what I had said, and what it meant. Since a ½ mile felt like a long way, and my running life had been limited to gym class and the sprints we had to do in basketball, I realized I needed to start running the next day. How tough could it be right?
Fortunately running is a sport that accepts you no matter what.
I had always wanted to have the identity of a runner. So why not start becoming who I wanted to be.
Now is the time to embrace an identity you have always wanted to have. You can become anything you want to. Start before you are ready. Begin doing what someone who has that identity would do.
Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be (Job 8:7).
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