Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Never say "never"

A few years ago, we got a treadmill...I said I only wanted to use it for walking...I would "never" be a runner..2 half marathons and several 5ks later...

Last summer, I said, I am hanging up my running shoes, I have this leg pain and I am going to just be a walker again,  I "never" want to run another race, just focus on walking...yesterday I downloaded a new workout schedule to get to 30 min running over the next 6 weeks (starting this on Monday)

Since my Sophomore year in college when I said I would "never" be able to tolerate teaching other peoples' children, I have maintained that I wouldn't...until yesterday when I put my name in the pot to start teaching in Children's Ministry at our Church...

After thinking about this for a while I discovered, that if I just put it out there that I will "never" do something and God really wants me to do it, I will eventually do it.  I think that saying Never is a throwdown  to God in a way...gives him a challenge...maybe not every Never, but those where he sees an opportunity to change you for the better...yes, He will go there :)

So I guess I will probably say "never" again...but I know that deep down, I don't hold all of the power and if it is Gods will...well, all bets are off...

:)

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2 comments:

Nancy said...

You will be awesome as a teacher in Sunday school. It is all planned for you and I know that you will do a wonderful job!

Eternal Lizdom said...

I think that when you hear yourself saying "Never," you know to start looking for opportunities!