We all question and wonder just what our purpose is. Am I on the right path? When or how will I know I am doing what God wants me to do in this life? What if I make the wrong choice or go down the wrong path?
I have certainly questioned just why I am here on this earth. Why did God create me? I know God gives me and all of us gifts that are unique to us. These gifts are to be used to bring Him glory and to help us grow closer to Him. After completing a Bible study regarding detours in life, I realize, God takes us on detours to help us grow in our walk with Him as well as to help us develop our skills, passions, and purpose. The path to our destiny or purpose does not go in a straight line rather it goes around curves, bends, up hills and through valleys. Why all of this? This helps us to grow and to be ready for our destiny.
We each have a destiny, a purpose but we must be ready to embrace it. I have often wondered why I did not know what I wanted to do in life or what is my gift. My questions took longer to answer than I wanted because I believe God knew I needed to experience certain things before I would be ready for my destiny. While some questions have been answered others have not–it is a journey–and one I am happy to be on with Lord and Savior.
I have been running since 2011 and I had no idea that this decision to run was going to change my life in so many ways. God brought me to a very critical point this year–he brought me Godspeed Training Group. I am coaching this wonderful group with one of my closest friends. This group is about exercising our bodies and our faith. I am amazed at what God has done in such a short time. Had I not experienced ups and downs in my life I would not have been ready for Godspeed.
God needed me to depend on him more and myself less. He used detours so I would be ready for something more amazing, something bigger than I could have imagined. God has used this training group to glorify Him first and foremost as well as to help me grow in my faith, to become more confident. I am learning to open up more and share, which has been an area I really needed to work on. This is only the beginning and I am excited share more with you as things occur.
Be a blessing to those you meet. Show kindness to others.
Run Happy, Finish Strong