You can run.
You can run for years. And you can think you’ve successfully run from “it.” But you haven’t. There it is. Staring you in the face.
You can’t outrun it. And you can’t hide.
God’s good at making us face things we’re afraid of. He’s good at reminding us that we can’t ignore certain things in our lives. He’s SO good….. at showing us that we can make it through; even when we think we can’t. Even when we dread, with every fiber of our being, that “it.”
No, we can’t outrun it.
Jonah couldn’t. He tried to outrun God’s orders. He had to face them. He thought he got away – for awhile. But, he didn’t. And neither have we.
That thing we dread? It may not be as bad as we think. There may be hidden blessings in it. Yes, there may be hurt, too. But just as God is so good at reminding us that we can’t outrun things in life, He’s also so good at equipping us with the strength we need to confront and defeat them. He specializes in training warriors and helping them come out victors.
I would rather not enter the battle. I would rather run. I’ve TRIED to run. Do you want to know a little secret? It never works. For a time, maybe. But it only delays the inevitable.
We all have an “it” in our life. We all have something we have tried to run from. But isn’t that exhausting?
I decided to resign myself to my “it.” I’d rather have more time on the OTHER side of the “it” than more time on THIS side of the “it.” I’d rather have more time living in freedom, than in bondage.
How about you?
Please stop running. Turn around and face your “it.”