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:”

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