Friday, July 8, 2011
But what if it is?
What if I've not quite expanded my vision of where I'm going to end this journey to the New Angie to include the possibility that I might actually compete in a triathalon one day? I mean, I enjoy riding the bike in the gym...I am learning to run, though admittedly, I do much more walking than running right now...and I've just added swimming laps to my water routine. Could I really do this?
I really don't know the answer to that question, but I instinctively know this...I need to consider the possibility. One of the things that I've most lost sight of as an overweight person is the sense of POSSIBILITY that exists in life. You get the feeling...at least I did...that there are very limited possibilities for you when you carry around this much weight.
Sitting in an airplane seat? Maybe...if they have a seat belt extender. Riding a roller coaster? Not likely...the bar won't clear your gut. Walking around the mall for a few hours? Only if my knees will allow it.
But we are not meant to live with these kinds of limits, friends. God never planned it that way for us! It's our enemy who tries to steal our possibilities...not our God! He promises us, "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." (John 10:10) That's a promise worth claiming!
So, will I do a triathalon someday??? I still don't know the answer to that. But THIS I know...IT'S POSSIBLE! What's possible for you today???