Crap Happens…Keep Running!

Crap Happens…Keep Running!

I wrote this post a year ago. I published it for about ten minutes before quickly removing it. I thought it was too “crappy.” I decided to repost it today because God can use our worse moments to touch other’s lives.

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Today, I caught a glimpse of endurance that I’m not soon to forget! I made the horrible mistake of googling “gross running images.” I was hoping to find a picture of a sweaty girl. Instead I found chaffed skin, disfigured toes and blistered feet.

As I scanned the page I thought I found a promising picture. Disgust contorted my face once I realized what I was looking at. Iodine colored poop was dripping down the legs of a runner. This poor man ran for miles with poop all over his shorts, smeared on his legs and oozing into his shoes. (Just writing that made me gag!) This runner finished strong despite his obvious obstacles! He did not allow crap to slow him down!

As gross as it was, this image reminded me that sometimes bad things happen.  It is in these moments that we have to cling to our heavenly father because he will never leave us no matter how messy things get.

Life and nature can cause us to stop short of our goal. It takes faith to push through adversity and keep on moving.

Life can get messy, stinky, painful and dirty but I’m going to keep running because I know the Lord is with me. He encourages us all to, “press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called [us] heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14. I’ll keep running…who is with me?