I am always up for a good challenge. I don’t consider myself competitive; however, if someone challenges me to something there is a high probability that I will accept. For example, I was challenged to complete a 10 mile race…..even though I was not an avid runner and in fact hated running. But I accepted the challenge and completed The Broad Street Run 10-Mile Race in May 2010 in 2:40:15. I have completed The Broad Street Run twice since my debut run; 2011 I completed it in 2:12:57 and in 2012 I completed it in 1:57:55. But you get my point……I will accept a challenge.
So it is no surprise that I accepted a 30-day blogging challenge. It is ironic though, because a blogging challenge is how I began my blogging journey. To my surprise, much like the challenge to complete my first race, blogging has been a journey to healing. Some topics were difficult to read let alone write. Others released anger. And still others made me fall on my knees and cry. But my writing has forced me (and continues to force me) to deal with an area of my life that has been a source of pain.
But, the challenge, should I choose to accept, is to pick a theme and for 30-days blog about that theme. I thought long and hard about a theme. Spring is coming, I could blog about that. Or how about running, I could definitely blog about that. No, I wanted my chosen theme to be something that truly meant a lot to me…..something that has changed me….. something that would encourage someone else. DING DING DING DING!!!! I GOT IT!!!! My theme that I will blog about is the path God chose to teach me #Faith and #Trust. Its not a path that I would have chosen to learn those lessons. However, Proverbs 16:9 says, “A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.”
So I invite you to journey along with me. Until tomorrow………