Started off this month with a 21.1KM half marathon. Due to the haze, my running buddy and I were unable to train much. We met with a setback for the remaining 1/3 of the race. What was the first thought that came to mind? Give up the run and just back out? No wayyyyy. In whatever state we were, we made it back to the finishing line, sprinting in style just so the photographer could snap a good shot. LOL!
We’ll definitely have to be more prepared for the next race (which likely aint gonna happen till 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2016)
Immediately the next day, my muscles were sore. Had to take sick leave to rest at home.
Two days later, I started having a flu. Went to see the doctor halfway through the day. She diagnosed that I was down with viral infection and prescribed me 8 different kinds of medications for my flu/runny nose and my foot pain since my Ibuprofen didn’t work. But 8 medications’ seriously too much! 😮 Had to go to the pharmacist and requested to cancel off some “i dont need this as I already have it at home” medicine. Still, bless her for giving me 2 days of sick leave to rest. Thank God for the much needed rest.
The medications knocked me out really well.
While I was resting, the bible passage John 15:5 (NIV) came into my mind. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
It was a gentle reminder to stay connected to God just like how the branches were to the vine. And without Him, we are unable to bear fruits that would bring Him glory. Even when we try to accomplish things in our own way, the fruits we harvest from our own hands won’t be served as a testimony of His goodness in our lives. Thank you God, for showing me that I have to always seek You first, before I attempt to do things and to be more sensitive to Your leading.