i am blessed to be part of an amazing life group at my church. sometimes it’s hard to believe that i could really, genuinely fit into a place like this. i get so self-conscious sometimes and i’m just not sure if i really fit, but then i look around the room and see all the different personalities and gifts and talents and backgrounds and present situations and i realize that this is the only kind of place i could REALLY fit. we may all be so different, but we are chasing and pursuing the same goal.
it’s also really great when i find that a few of them truly love doing what i love to do – run. i created an event on facebook for people i knew are runners or training for the fargo marathon weekend so that we could take a morning to run together.
i’ve been OBSESSIVELY checking it, too.
so far, i’m STILL the only one attending.
then, i went to my life group tonight and someone ELSE was pimping my running group for me and now i know for sure that two other wonderful ladies will be there on saturday morning at 9 am to run with me. we aren’t going far or fast, but we’re going to be doing it together. we’re going to be doing something we enjoy and we’re going to be able to hopefully create friendships, ones that will last an eternity.
it never ceases to amaze me how encouraging it is to meet new people and then have them commit to something that i’ve desperately wanted others to commit to doing. i don’t want to run together necessarily for my sake, to feel cool or whatever, but to be able to encourage each other in our training or just to simply run together. to simply do something that we all enjoy.
i’ve been really enjoying actually TRAINING and not just running or whatever to be in shape. it’s so much more motivating to have a goal in mind, to really be working toward something and to HAVE THE TIME TO DO IT! i am so excited for my life group and this running group. i’m so excited for the places we will go, the hearts and minds and lives that will be changed, the stories that will be shared and the friendships that we be formed.
after all, that’s what prairie heights life groups are (pretty much) all about.