Similar: Weddings & Triathlons

I am in the process of training for a Half Ironman, I have been training decently hard for it. This past week I logged in miles 12.1(Run), 60.6(Bike), 2.78(Swim). Which is great, but I just keep thinking about this – I am doing all this work for ONE DAY!! I am putting a lot of effort, a lot of early mornings, late nights, eating better, drinking a ton of water all for ONE DAY… It seems very similar to a wedding. All the work all year for one day! But, I have come to really enjoy the longer distances that I am doing. For example, the other day I was swimming a mile, and as I was doing it I was trying to memorize scripture and come up with illustrations for talks, and think of new and fresh things for ministry. I am so thankful that God has put a desire in me for endurance sports. I truly believe that it is so I can start the day off spending long amounts of time with Him, and get away from the chaos of the day and just BE with HIM. It has become very important to me. It is now not just preparing for that ONE DAY on earth, but for eternity with HIM…

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