There are clubs you can’t belong to
Neighborhoods you can’t live in
Schools you can’t get in to
But the roads are always open.
Just do it.
This is a Nike poster I’ve been holding onto for years. I took it off the wall after it had ripped and was looking rather tattered (even after taping it over and over!) … but still, have not been able to throw it away. I got it from a flea market when I was 9 years old. Definitely the era when I “had” to have posters up on my wall. At that point, I thought I was going to make it to the Olympics as a 100m runner. A-N-Y-thing, may I repeat, A-N-Y-thing to do with running … I was drawn to. Funny, now I try to picture a 9 year old having the desire to be a runner, and cannot imagine how obsessed I must have seemed!
Now, facing realities, I find that too often I put limitations on myself for what I CAN actually do. Somewhat like what that prose talks about “…clubs you can’t belong to … schools you can’t get in to …”. No, I will never be an Olympic short distance sprinter (surprise Sarah!), but who says I can’t run?! And run hard as if I were?! Even the Bible talks about giving running in our race of faith, not expecting to win, but running as if you would anyway … with your ALL!
Today, I will take on the day … grabbing hold of the desires that have been placed in me. Being obedient to that which I know God has given me a heart to do. Why wait any longer?!
The roads are always open.
pic pix: my favorite poster, Jun.2011