Grabbing Hold of Racing Thoughts

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So many things race through my brain as I think about this week’s word. I think about my One Word choice I picked in January, FORWARD, and I go back and read that post.

I think about how Scripture commonly refers to this journey we are on as a race, a race we are encouraged to run with endurance…to not give up.

I think about crossing the finish line and I think about this verse:

“So here’s what I think: The best thing you can do right now is to finish what you started last year and not let those good intentions grow stale. Your heart’s been in the right place all along. You’ve got what it takes to finish it up, so go to it. Once the commitment is clear, you do what you can, not what you can’t. The heart regulates the hands.” 2 Corinthians 8:10-1

I think about the upcoming 10K race my husband and I are running at the end of this month.

I think about how October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I think about the popular phrase race for the cure. I think about my mom and how time ran out.

I think about the World Race, a ministry I’ve heard more and more about over the past several months.

I think about how I often think about things more than I actually do them…how my mind races from one grand and beautiful thought to the next.

I think about how different things might look if I actually had the courage to grab hold of those things racing around in my brain and refuse to let them get away again.

I think about how running a race that matters has so much to do with making intentional choices.  I think about the words to the Mumford & Sons song “Awake My Soul”.

Where you invest your love you invest your life.

Lord, help me to run in the races that count.

11 thoughts on “Grabbing Hold of Racing Thoughts

  1. Renee

    Word meanings: I was thinking about that too as I created a title for this post–my mind went to rat race, and actually racing but then I began to thing of the human race and others . . .

    Not having a mom is a super bummer–at least for me anyway.

    Good luck on your race.

    Be blessed.

  2. roseann elliott

    Lovely…I too want to run the race that counts. Yeah for you and your husband running a 10K…I wrote of running a race today…how the crowds cheer us on. How much easier it is to run when we hear those clapping and encouraging us. blessings to you as you run your race…both physically and spiritually~

  3. Allison

    I can relate Eileen…I have all kinds of great thoughts and intentions racing in my head…which is great, but I need to put my feet to the pavement and actually do something with these great thoughts 🙂

  4. Pamela

    It’s been a long time since I’ve been in a race. I relate to the mind racing from topic to topic. Maybe I need to carry an idea to the finish line.

  5. Tracy

    Hi Eileen, I got exhausted reading that, like I was running a race. Great post and great points. Decide which race and run, the way the word says.
    God bless


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