Friday, August 2, 2013

Im doing the best I can....

"I'm doing the best I can". In my opinion this is an excuse for not being all the God has called you to be. I heard so many times or variations of this phrase in my life and I have even said it on more than one occasion. When I looked back and examine periods of my life, I was NOT doing the very best I could. Because when something became uncomfortable I would stop! When it became inconvenient I would stop. When it did not fit into my paradigm I would stop. When it became argumentative I would stop. When I could not see the end or the final result I would stop. That was not doing my best, doing my best means pushing pass discomfort, pushing pass the inconvenience, charging through a wall and jumping outside that box. It was not until I started running when I realize what pushing passed the best I could meant. It was not until I started running when I realized what it means to use your MIND to push through the best you could moment. When you are at mile 13, 15 or 20 your body does not want to continue it is then you dig deep into your soul and mind. Heck you could be pumping weights, same thing! It is then you realize there is a greater source of energy and strength and you PUSH! You may be hurting, cussing, praying fussing BUT YOU PUSH and each time you push you have a new best! So when you see yourself saying this STOP and ask yourself "Am I doing the best I can?"

Im open

Im not a fast runner I am more of what you will call the middle of the pack runner but there are times when I do "open up" and I leave it on the pavement.  There is an expression we say in the church leave it at the alter, leave your burdens and cares there. That is what I feel like when "I open up" and I leave it on the pavement.  My breathing is in sync with my feet. My speed increases and I dont even realize it.   My head is high and my chest is open.  When I open up and leave it on the pavement, my mind is clear and Im not thinking of anything but I only feel the loving relationship between the bottom of my feet and the street.  Each rhythmic step chimes in to keep me in line and focus.  Nothing is heavy all my burdens are gone for that moment in time.  My eyes are focused on nothing, but i am looking straight ahead.  I have left it on the pavement.  Be Blessed guys!