Sometimes when I hit publish post on a blog entry, I feel like a marathon runner who decides to leave the race before reaching the finish line. I’ve run an impressive distance but stop short of the ultimate goal.
A half marathon is a great accomplishment. I ran one back in April. However, what if, instead, I had signed up for a marathon but half way through the race chose to stop running? What if I decided to make 13. 1 miles the finish line even though I knew I had the energy to continue running?
I would be disappointed. I would go home feeling as if a goal was left unfinished. I would also feel as if I had missed out on the reward that comes with perseverance and hard work.
I love writing about The Scenic Route. I love sharing all the cool things the Lord continues to teach me on this journey. But, I’m slowly discovering something else. I often hit publish post before the race is completely finished. I quit running. It’s a nice finish but I can still see road stretched out in front of me. There is still more race to run.