So many pieces of this puzzle keep falling into place. It was last February when I first started feeling like I was supposed to be running, it was August when I thought I would be finished, after completing that 5K to raise awareness about human trafficking. It was a seemingly innocent event plan that brough me to a chapter in the Bible -- Isaiah 58.
We have been planning a showing of a film called "58" at church, to bring awareness to global poverty and injustice, so I have been thinking a lot about that particular chapter. It became crystal clear to me (like, scarily clear, to the point that I couldn't help but be overwhelmed with emotion) as I watched the film that it is exactly why this all started, almost a year ago. I have to do for a few what I wish that I could do for the masses. It's very crazy to me, to realize that God has had THIS particular plan in motion for almost a year now, and that He's using me to do it... ME! Someone who would NEVER choose to run -- for any reason. Someone who doesn't have confidence enough in her physical abilities to ever actually sign up for an event of this magnitude. Someone for whom each and every step would be a challenge. THIS is how I will step outside of my comfort zone to help someone else.
I have always read and heard about how God uses "regular people" to do great things, whether in the Bible or in stories that I hear every now and then on the news. Could I be one of those people? Someone who will do something great, for someone I don't even know? I suddenly feel like this purpose will give me strength that I wasn't even aware that I had. I can't wait to find out.