We ran 10 miles. 10 miles hurts--especially up and down hills. This week we're running 12. Holy cow, when did I ever think I would be able to run 12 miles?!?
This year I resolve to:
Run a marathon.
Read the entire Bible.
Focus on the positive things that happen each day.
Learn more about financial investing so we don't live as broke artists and teachers for the rest of our lives.
One more thing I resolve to do that I will keep my little secret, but something that I was reading today really gave me the encouragement I need to press on. This is from an article called "Recognizing God's Hand in Our Daily Blessings," by D. Todd Christofferson he is speaking of a financial problem that his family struggled with, but I feel can be applied to many different struggles in life:
"There were times when I had exhausted all my resources, when I had nowhere and no one to turn to for help to meet the exigency before me. With no other recourse, more than once I fell down before my Heavenly Father, begging in tears for His help. And He did help. Sometimes it was nothing more than a sense of peace, a feeling of assurance that things would work out. I might not see how or what the path would be, but He gave me to know that, directly or indirectly, He would open a way...
Though I suffered then, I am grateful now that there was not a quick solution to my problem. The fact that I was forced to turn to God for help almost daily over an extended period of years taught me how to truly pray and get answers to prayer and taught me in a practical way to have faith in God. I came to know my Savior and my Heavenly Father in a way and to a degree that might not have happened otherwise or that might have taken me much longer."
I know that I will learn a lesson from this and I know that if I continue to pray and trust in God that he will bless me and help me to accomplish ALL my goals.