The majority of people I know who enjoy going on runs have a set running playlist they like to listen to as they run.
I’m quite the opposite. Instead, I like to have my whole ipod on shuffle and just let it play. It makes for a great surprise and good laughs when a random song from 15 years ago plays. Lucky for me the majority of the time it shuffles to a country song.
The other day as I was running Martina McBride’s Anyway began playing in my ears. I know, I know not a typical pump you up, make you feel like you can run for hours type of song. Basically the song is about things that sound ridiculous to the rest of the world but we should do them anyway.
You can chase a dream that seems so out of reach & you know it might not ever come your way, dream it anyway
When I pray it doesn’t always turn out like I think it should, but I do it anyway
You can love someone with all your heart for all the right reasons & in a moment they can choose to walk away, love them anyway
I sing, I dream, I love….anyway
As I listened I began to think about myself.
What dreams have I given up on because they sounded crazy?
What miracles have I given up on asking God for?
What have I stopped praying about because God chose to answer them in a better way, instead of my way?
Who can I love better without the contingency of their love towards me?
I surprised myself with some of the answers. And wondered why I had given up on these things. Why was I not choosing to love better? Why was I not dreaming bigger and better things? Why wasn’t I asking for miracles?
I jogged down the final hill with my head and heart determined to do it anyway. Despite it being the harder, less popular option…do it anyway.
What dream have you given up on?
What person have you decided it wasn’t worth loving?
What miracle have you stopped asking God for?
Your reason isn’t strong enough. Whatever your excuse is, DO IT ANYWAY!