Thursday, February 26, 2015

The End of the Road (Not)

You've probably seen one somewhere – a road sign that says “Dead End.”  The metaphorical expression is so powerful; when you see one on the road, you are highly unlikely to think twice about proceeding further. There’s a similar road sign but that’s more benign – “Not A Through Street”. It indicates that the end of the road is imminent but doesn't terminate as abruptly as a dead-end road.  It warns you that you can’t go back to the main road if you keep going this direction.

In our life’s journey, how many times have we thought that our direction is going nowhere or worse, that we've reached the end of the road?  I think it can be pretty disheartening or even devastating for others. Lately I had a heartbreaking loss.  I thought about the what-could-have-beens and as well as the fears and insecurities I came with. The setback was painful enough for me to call it the end of the road.  However I realized in my prayerful reflection, this is not the end of the road.  Definitely it’s not a dead end.  

Sometimes, there are roads that we take that we want to go endless. It’s such a beautiful and heavenly experience that it feels that it’s meant to be forever, until we see a road sign terminating through access.  Don’t feel like it’s the end of the road! Because it’s not.  If you feel discouraged like I did, take comfort in trusting that God will eventually lead us to His path.  Allow me to share a Bible devotion from Deuteronomy 31:8, “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

After a long hiatus from posting on this blog, I finally have published this blog back up, just in time for my 38th marathon coming up this weekend in Napa, CA on March 1st.  No more pink rose to carry, which I've stopped doing last year, for I know the pink rose now belongs in the past. It’s time to run to celebrate an even healthier and fuller way of living.  Like how I want to live, I will run this race in peace, joy, and love.

But as always, I offer my run in prayer for people who need prayers. Let me know how I can pray for you. Email me or post on my Facebook page or twitter @prayingrunner.


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