I’m in the process of training my my first marathon. I’m not very fast and I have love handles, so I’m don’t feel like I’m really cut out for it, but it’s a goal I’ve had for a long time and I’m excited to finally be doing it. I’ve been running longer distances lately and on those long, slow runs, God has given me some insights into how He wants to guide us through the race of life. Here are a few of the principles that have come to life for me through this process.
1. Pain is part of the process. There’s no way to train for a distance race without having every part of your body hurting at some point. It’s the same in life. Pain means we’re growing; we’re being stretched beyond our limits. In life, God always uses our pain to bring about growth.
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