Thursday, August 15, 2013

Run With The Ones

“Love yourself. Respect yourself. Never sell yourself short.” –Marcus Allen

The other day at my job I exercised in a staff workout.  The fitness instructor asked us to separate into groups to do sprints.  The slower being Group 3, mid-speed being Group 2, and fastest being Group 1.  Hastily I opted for Group 2, my rationale being that I’m a long distance runner and not a sprinter.  I didn’t want to be exposed as slower than the rest (especially since I have a blog directly related to running!).  So I ran with Group 2, and I won.  Afterward I couldn’t help but think that it would have been better to have tried and failed in Group 1 than to sell myself short in Group 2.  I was much more prepared than I realized.  How often do we have this very mentality of selling ourselves short?  My guess would be that it happens all too frequently.  God has designed you with unique gifts, and He doesn’t want you to sell those gifts short.  Whether you’re a musician, businessman, blogger, or physician—run with the ones!  

I can do all things through him who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13, ESV). 

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