My husband Rob often says that you should never run from something, but rather you should always be running to something.
There’s wisdom in that exhortation.
And yet, the reality is, there are times that the best thing I could do was run as fast as I could away from something.
Like the time I ran from the temptation of a wrong relationship.
Or the times I ran from the “I don’t care how much this hurts me, I’m going to do it anyway” version of myself.
Or the time I said, “There’s always hell to pay,” and Wise Guy asked, “How long are you going to keep paying?” — and I ran from a relational debt I didn’t owe.
Then there are all the things I ran to … and wish I had run to faster.
Like the wide open spaces of God’s grace (instead of the “isn’t this comfortable” confinement of Law).
And the blessed relief of forgiveness — both given and received.
And the long-awaited season of self-acceptance. Yeah, it took me too long to like myself.
The whys of the running froms and the running tos?
That’s easy. It all boils down to lies versus truth … and which one I embraced.
In Your Words: When you join the conversation, the reason for this blog is accomplished. So, where are you running from, and to, and why?
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