I went on a long run the other day. It was a great re-fresher course on perseverance (the Lord taught me this first through marathon training and my first appointment). What was particularly delightful about it was that I only had to run in one direction. After the alloted time/distance some friends drove by to pick me up.... and it struck me that I really dislike having to double back on runs.
I think this has to do with life as well. I don't enjoy having to re-learn the same things over again. I feel like it's a waste of time. Wouldn't it be amazing if everything the Lord taught us we learned, incorporated into our lives and then kept on running. It made me wonder how many times I've doubled back, circled around the same old routines... learning the same old lessons - without even much of a view. I'm determined to cover new territory this year. You?