I began running consistently this summer. My goal was to run often enough that when winter hit and it was raining, I would have a desire to keep running. My routine had been to run along the creek behind our house, then into the neighborhood and back. A friend that is a good runner gave me some hints to get me beyond what I had been doing and so I started doing that also. I noticed that I had started following my “normal” path and was getting a bit bored, and was predicting where I would stop to walk etc. So, one day I went the same path but started at the end and went toward the beginning.
As I went through the neighborhood, I came around a corner and noticed two houses that I passed everyday. They looked so different! I thought, “wow, if someone had taken a picture of these houses from this angle, I would never have thought they were a part of this neighborhood.” Doing something different, gave me a new perspective plus a bonus, I ran better!
I wonder how much I miss in this life when I get used to my own comfortable things and keep the same routine? God hasn’t been letting me be very comfortable in the last few years, so, my perspective has really been blown away! It was scary at first, but now it is quite amazing!! I am doing things I didn’t know I could and I have peace, joy and contentment in a different way than I have ever experienced.
Wow! Thank you God for rocking my world and getting me out of my normal routine so that I can have a deeper relationship with you and constantly be blown away by this life and how YOU lead!