God sent me an important message recently. 🌟
I was supposed to run alongside my husband for the Philadelphia Half Marathon. The evening before, while lifting a cumbersome box, I “threw out my back,” injuring a bulging disc in my lumbar vertebrae. Afterward, I couldn’t stand up straight without excruciating pain, and walking felt near-impossible.
The next morning, my husband @randymichaelfitness left for the race at 5:30am, reassuring me that it was fine if I didn’t make it over to watch or join at the finish. Despite that, I was determined to be a good, supportive wife, so I hobbled with Lily to the train station and road into the city.
I was sure I’d be in pain all day long, and initially, it felt like standing & walking made it worse. BUT, about halfway through the 2 mile walk from the train station to the finish line, my pain started going away, and my back was getting straighter. I even jogged the last bit (out of fear that I’d miss him finishing!), and I felt much better than I had that morning.
I reflected on the situation: initially, I was angry that I was injured and could not participate. I then thought that doing nothing would be the easiest. Little did I know that doing the one thing I thought would feel the worst actually helped the most. And, I only did it because I felt God calling me to; to be a Godly wife.
The lesson I learned: following God’s calling may not always be what I think is best, it’s not always what I would have planned. His wisdom is far greater than mine. His plans for me are far greater than mine. Following His Word always leads to the best outcomes, even when I don’t see them coming.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Wearing: @shopluckyinlove @gymsharkwomen
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