Friday, January 28, 2011
What in the World?
I have had lots of thoughts about this. First... what muscle is that any way? I didn't even know that muscle was so sensitive. And what exactly did I do that made it so stinkin' sore? That little guy was obviously way out of shape and that workout sent it into shock!
This morning I read a devotional about resistance and how it produces strength. Such a great reminder. To often I think that the things that are pushing against me, challenging me in what I believe and asking me if I am going to continue to walk in what I know to be true, feel like pure stumbling blocks. When at the end of the trial or the challenge, I usually am stronger and have a deeper faith in the Lord.
This truth is found in James 1:2-4...
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
I for sure don't always feel like that is what is going on. But I have experienced it before and I know it really does work. And you might be asking, "what in the world" does this have to do with your elbow? Well, not a ton. Except that I am hopeful that the resistance I am feeling in being able to straighten it is producing some strength! I'm gonna need it for the Warrior Dash!!!
What resistance are you facing right now??