Yesterday changed my life in a way that is far beyond words. I attended a one day intensive called Making Things Happen. More on that later. One of the many powerful takeaways from the day was Actions>Words.
I’m not going to procrastinate or wait for the perfect time to start. I started as soon as I turned my phone back on ( a couple hours after the seminar ended). I rid my life of one its biggest distractions, social media apps and email on my iPhone. Gone. All of them. It’s kind of weird, empty, and empowering all at the same time- not being able to reach for my crutch when I am bored, procrastinating, or fearful. But, I am already being forced to act with intention. The only exception to this app rule is tumblr as I have been and will continue to use it as a journal. It keeps me honest, accountable and reminds me of my journey.
I am currently walking into the expo hall for the Indianapolis mini marathon to pick up my packet and tag for the race I will NOt be running in tomorrow. It was a hard realization (both physically and mentally) that God just does not want me to run this year. First it was my hip injury 10 days ago (that luckily is not a stress fracture). I was advised by my doctor not to run. I heard her, but I really had no intention of listening. I was going to run anyway. But, 5 days ago I got the worst head cold / sinus infection / no idea what’s wrong with me illness. I have not been this sick for longer than I can remember. I am still utterly miserable today. Maybe, even worse than Monday. There is no way that with a congested nose and hacking cough that I will be able to run in that that race tomorrow. So, God, I am listening. I’m getting my tshirt and momentos but am leaving running shoes hanging on the wall. I have to believe that God is protecting from the predicted record heat and humidity tomorrow so I do not get injured and can see all his glory through what he created when I trek to Macchu Picchu in 5 short days!!!! I will be fresh and open to all the beauty instead of sore and exhausted. And, it is all going to be ok. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; (Proverbs 3:5 NIV)