Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Voice of Truth

[picture coming soon.  I can't deal with this right now, I have to make dinner]

Here I am just days away from one of the physically hardest things I will probably ever do in my life.  I know that sounds dramatic, but that is truly how I'm looking at it.  I was thinking about labor and delivery and I decided that the marathon is probably harder.  Because when you are pregnant, the baby has to come out - I mean, you can't just quit in the middle and say that's it, I'm done.  I am fully aware that the pain of labor is much more intense (duh) and the recovery after having a baby is significantly difficult (can we episiotomy??).  But you have no options.  With a marathon, I can quit.  So sticking to it is going to be really hard especially when I'm dragging and hurting.

And that my friends is why I'm doing it.  I'm a quitter.  When the going gets tough, I quit.  So this marathon has been an exercise in persistence, setting a goal, and doing it.  I am battling the angel and the devil on my shoulder.  

(Total sidebar here... Mark and Zach are talking about some picture of a woman sweeping.  All you see are the legs, high heels, and a broom.  Mark says, "Those legs are pretty muscular, those aren't Mommie's legs."  Ok, I'm really proud of my legs, they are the best looking legs I've ever had.  Someone is in the dog house.  Want to guess who?) [another picture comin]

Anyway back to the subject...  As I am closing in on my "ADHD Tour of Nashville", I am trying really hard to focus on the angel.  I have trained for this, I can do this...  So when I hear this song on the radio, it makes sense...

The Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes to climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves

To step out of my comfort zone
To the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He's holding out his hand

But the waves are calling out my name and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again. 'Boy, you'll never win!'
"You'll never win"

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
And the voice of truth says "Do not be afraid!"
And the voice of truth says "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a Sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand

But the giant's calling out my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again "boy, you'll never win!
"You'll never win"

But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don't seem so high
From on top of them looking down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me

I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

2 comments:

Prachar family said...

Thatta girl!! YOU CAN DO IT!!! I am so proud of you for trying!! You are my hero NO MATTER WHAT!!

And I wish my legs looked as good as yours!!

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

I am so proud of you already! that post is exactly what I needed to hear as I prepare for my first marathon, and so encouraging. I can't wait to hear about it. Know that we are cheering you on!