Friday, January 28, 2011

What in the World?

"What in the world?" That is probably what you are asking as you look at the pic above.  It's a picture of the inside of my elbow.  And again... "What in the world?"  Well you see... that is the part of my body that hurts so much right now I want to scream.  This week I decided to join a couple of girls on staff as they did a 20 minute intense workout.  It was a butt kicker.  But apparently it was an elbow kicker even more than that!  Wednesday was the day we worked out.  And today it hurts to straighten my arm.  Seriously painful.
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??

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