The Runner

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you that I am a runner. I’ve always been. I realized pretty early on in my youth that I was different and intense. So, to shield the people around me, people I know and love, I learned how to run. For so many years I tried to run from the intensity of me. I created a version of me that, I thought, was more palpable than the real me. I so perfected this farce that people only got to know the runner. Very few people got to see the real me. And the intensity of that truth hurt so badly that I started trying to figure out a way to run from it…to run from the pain.

The crazy thing about running is this: no one can outrun his or her pain. We all, every single one of us, receives a measure of pain in our lives. And, as depressing as that sounds, there is an upside. You see, pain has a twin sister and the two always travel together. It is the wisdom of Elohim.Her name is joy. Wherever there is great pain, you will always find joy hanging around as well. Here’s the catch, you must make a conscious effort to find joy. So, today, I challenge you to find your joy. For those of us in Christ, our joy is always joy unspeakable and full of glory. 🙏🏽

1 Peter 1:8 KJV

Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:”

Published by Christine Jujai Kou Johnson

I was created with and for a specific purpose! This is an epiphany that has been long in the making but, today, I can say without any doubt or uncertainty that I am a child of the Most High Jehovah God and that He created me for Him! My mission now is to continue to “work out my own soul’s salvation with fear and trembling” even as I focus on the purposes of my life that will complete my destiny! As I continue to mature in Christ and in life, I am learning that the pursuit of my destiny is what fuels my honest relationship with God through Christ Jesus and by The Holy Spirit! This site is my living journal...a dynamic record of my life’s journey. Good, bad, or indifferent, I’ll document my experiences in a variety of artistic mediums. You’re welcome to tag along and I pray that something you see, hear, or experience here will lead you to the lover of our souls. Jehovah is His Name! Be blessed.

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