Dave Hale of Velocity Distance Project Multisport Company did the Disney Marathon Dopey Challenge and we are super proud of him! He started on Thursday with a snail pace of 9:30 min mile for the 5K. Weather was 30 degrees with high winds. On Friday he participated in the 10K, Saturday he completed a Half-Marathon and then today he ran the a FULL Marathon. Talk about dedication and having the mental fortitude to compete for 4 days as the volume increased….Dave is a SUPERSTAR…We are thankful to have him apart of the CCF Team! #community #run #lotsofrunning #marathon #Disney
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new things: now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” Isaiah 43:18-19 This is such a sweet reminder that we can have a fresh start at anytime. How often do we hold on to the past and beat ourselves up over past failures, or the goals we did not meet? There comes a time when we have to realize God is doing something new with us even if we can’t see it. He can make a path for us in a a time we feel that just started, or a wasted opportunity. The Lord showed me through these verses that I was dwelling on past events, on times I was wronged, times I have wronged others and even times I would relive the emotions and in some cases get angry, depressed, __Fill in the blank here___. No matter if I had forgiven others or asked forgiveness, I was causing myself to be stuck in those sins. It probably isn’t wise for me to allow myself to stay in this phase of life. Truth is if I am allowing myself to dwell in the past, then that is where my attention and focus is. If I am focused there, then I couldn’t see that my attention should be on the LORD and what he could or was doing. He wants to do new things in our lives and bring us to places that draws us closer to him. He wants to make us whole again by healing our emotions, spiritually, and even physically. How do I do this—-we let go of the past, we focus on the Lord and we wait and watch the amazing things he can do for you and I. A great reminder humans will fail us, we will fail them, we will fail God, but he never fails us! Grace, Amazing Grace! Praying for God to do amazing things in your life this year in 2015!
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me … For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9,10b (NIV) I read a blog the other day that talked about how “Our Self-esteem” driven culture says, “You can do anything you want!” But the truth is, we can’t do everything, or at least I know I can’t. It also talked about you can do it all yourself and you don’t need anyone else no matter if you’re good at it or not. Today’s society says do what you want, get what you want and you deserve what you want. As I read the blog, I couldn’t help agree with what the author was stating and I related it to my journey as a CrossFitter and a Coach/box owner. There are many things I have learned as I have participated in the Sport of Fitness- CrossFit. The truth is, I have been able to improve myself mentally and physically, but the truth is, I am never going to be anything than an average CrossFitter and nothing more, no matter how much I practiced or the time I put into it. The truth is that I am limited in my abilities and how far my journey would ever go when it comes to being an athlete in the CrossFit world. Have you seen me? An ex-lineman is not the “average” CrossFitter at Regionals or the CrossFit games. It doesn’t even have to be with CrossFit, it could be my singing abilities (which you have seen on videos) that will only go so far. Let’s be truthful here, along my journey, I would have family and friends that would encourage me in these areas and want to help me feel good about the process, but in reality I am no where near where I should be or could be. To be honest it isn’t a gift that God has given me and it would be crazy for me to take a leap of faith based on my own desires and not based on the gifts he’s blessed me with. During my journey as Coach/affiliate owner, I have realized I have been challenged to do things I am really not good at and it has been a difficult process professionally. To be honest I have worked hard, struggled greatly and failed more times than I can count. There have been days I have felt like a failure and wanted to quit, days where I questioned what people stated I could do and times where I realized I couldn’t go any further without some help. Basically I realized this opportunity was going to be a process in which I grow and clearly had to rely on the LORD. As well as his plan for me. My ability to train people is a gift that he’s given me and I had to be thankful for the gift no matter how many obstacles or risk come up with during the journey. With this gift however, is the truth and sometimes I want to avoid or quit things that are naturally difficult and sometimes I want to avoid items that come along with being an coach/owner. Every time obstacles come up, God has faithfully opened another door of opportunity, surrounded me with the right people to help me develop, or encourage me in the most uplifting way. Even with all that, I am learning to realize I am not that great or really great at anything without God himself. I have also learned that without perseverance, I cannot change, or grow in who I am as the man God calls me to be. With that being stated, I am also learning that I can not accomplish everything I want too without the help of others, I am not a one man show who can do it all by myself. I am so grateful for those who have taught me things and the seasons to those who have contributed to my growth as a person, coach and box owner. So what am I telling you? Even with all the above, I am stating we need to find joy in the things that are beyond ourselves, to find joy in the midst of difficult and easy situations. For us to realize that through those times of failures and struggles that we often find out that God is good enough to do what we can’t do ourselves. During these times is where we learn that we can’t trust our own abilities or desires, but we can learn to rely on Christ himself and trust his plan fully. My prayer for you today is to rejoice in those times of struggles and difficulties. For you to be able to give God the Glory during the times he has done things you knew were beyond anything you could do and praise his name for all things great or small. If you can find the small items to be joyful for, it can change your whole perspective with what God is doing in your life.
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