Saturday, October 12, 2013

Look Ahead AND Believe

Last week, I had the opportunity to watch General Conference, and was able to hear the Lord's prophets and apostles speak and share wonderful messages. 
I always enjoy this time of year and the things I am able to learn through General Conference. 
This year a simple one liner really stuck with me.
It is this: 
Currently, I am training to run a 5k, and will be running it in less than 2 months. 
Training for this 5k has been extremely difficult for me, as I've never been a distance runner. 
I've longed to be, but have never reached that goal. 
Many times, during my runs, I get very tired and discouraged and feel like quitting. 
However, it seems like those times I want to quit, I am reminded to "look up and believe."
As I look up, find a smaller goal to reach, and believe I am able to make it, I am able to do much more than I thought I could. 

I was thinking about this as I was running this morning, and how it applies to my life. 
I feel like, in my life, there are many goals that just don't seem attainable. 
I am able to "Look ahead" and see them and set my eyes on them, but they just seem too far away. 
I realized that I've been missing out on a crucial aspect:
{AND Believe.}

It is not enough to simply "look ahead" and see the goal. While that it is good, it will only get me so far. 
If I don't truly believe that I can attain the goals, I never will attain them. 

I am thankful for that reminder that I received at General Conference. I didn't realize it at the time, but this is definitely a lesson that I needed at this time in my life! 

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know you were training for a 5k! How awesome! You should come to our Ipson family 5k run, walk, jog, stroll, bike this Saturday! I'll send you the details! Totally come.