I was tired.
So tired I could barely keep my eyes open.
But I went in.
I told God I was here out of obedience, and that I knew He would be faithful, so I would be, too.
My exercise playlist, which is all upbeat, high-tempo songs, shuffles, so I never know exactly what to expect to fill my ears. But I accidentally put it on the wrong playlist. I put it on my travel list, which is a little less vigorous.
This was not a coincidence.
Here I was, trying to find my rhythm, when Barlow Girl comes on singing about surrender.
I have lived a life of surrender. We all have. We surrender to ourselves, or we surrender to God. We surrender to peer pressure. We surrender to desires. We surrender to laziness or busyness.
I closed my eyes and listened to the words of the song. I give up my dreams for myself. My dreams of fame, fortune, beauty, etc, and surrender to letting myself be used to bring God glory.
And He whispered these words into my soul:
12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
You are my cloud of witnesses here in this life. So I will run this race. I will set aside the sin that doth so easily beset me, and RUN.
Not sure about the patience part, though. :-)