Any other time I’d try, this is how it would go:
I’d jog for a while…then walk. Jog. Walk. If my breathing got too hard, I stopped. If I felt too weak or too tired, I slowed down or just stopped. I never pushed through it. I never got that second wind…
And ya know…I think sometimes that’s the way it is in the rest of my life.
I start something full force – a new friendship, writing something new, a new job — I’m out the gate, ready to go! Then, my breathing gets labored. It’s hard. It’s messy. It’s sticky. I don’t want to deal with the difficult situations that arise.
So I pull back or stop all together.
I don’t push through.
I don’t keep going until I get my “second wind”.
Isaiah 40:31 (AMP) But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.
My “second wind”, physically and spiritually, comes from the Lord. When I wait for Him, instead of giving up, things are changed.
I am changed.
If there are things in your life today that are laborious, sticky or just harder than you imagined they would be, I pray you get your “second wind”. Wait on the Lord…He will do as He has promised!