Monday, March 22, 2010

Can penguins run?

Sometimes God gives me  things to do that I’m  not very good at. I keep reminding Him that I’m a penguin and  not good at running, but He just pats me on the head as if to say,”That’s ok, I know what I’m doing”
To make matters worse, lots of others know that  I’m  not so good at running- and they remind me  and others who may not have noticed , that I’m not so good at running.
I would gladly quit if only God would let me! But alas I have no choice  but to continue to run, all the while knowing just how unqualified I am  for this very assignment.
Honestly, it is humiliating…..humbling, and almost overwhelming, but somehow He keeps embracing me and nudging me forward   to overcome all the voices that  say,"Give it up!”
Funny how it works- ya get a job to do that you don’t ask for, you’re no good at and you’re totally unqualified for – and everybody knows it-  but still it’s your job!
Ya gotta wonder WHY?
I do!
Moses did!
Wait a second- this is exactly how Moses felt- he was instructed by God to SPEAK before the mighty Pharoah(Don’t worry, I don’t fancy myself to be a “MOSES”) and he told God that he couldn’t speak well. (Exodus 2)
Moses’ answer to God-“Who am I that I should go unto Pharoah and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?”
God said- “Certainly ,I will be with thee!”
(Exodus 2:11-12)
And to Paul He  said-
2 Corinthians 12:9 ..
My grace is sufficient for thee:for my strength is made perfect in weakness.Most gladly will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
I’m thinking I’m gonna have to trust God to walk me through, and pick me up when I fall on my face, and forgive me when I rail at HIM for making me RUN.

If you don’t like  the way I run…please close your eyes, cause I’m gonna run as long as HE tells me to.


countrynmore said...

I am not good at running either. I used to run in high school. After my knee collapsed on me, I don't run anymore. I am afraid that the knee will give out on me.

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful post. I guess I am one who doesn't see that you are not good at running. I have been encouraged by you many times. So I encourage you to keep runing.

Autumn said...

Sharon-:) Thanks for your encouragement!
*Our ladies group is studying some topics that have me thinking a little metaphorically-thus the "running" post.
Anyone that knows me knows that this body of mine has never been caught ACTUALLY running- not EVEN in high school!

Heather- thanks.
My position in our group isn't an easy one and I faint easily and often.
I can honestly say that only God can keep me there because I know that my heart gets discouraged and hurt and it would be far easier to RUN AWAY. :)
His power and keeping are amazing!!!