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Weekly Favorite Links (April 9-16, 2015)

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Sorry this weekly favorites post was late, guys! I’ll make it up to you soon. It’ll be a surprise. ūüôā

Something I’ve realized, after taking my half-marathon training a bit more seriously this week, is that I hate to exercise alone. I much prefer exercising with at least one more person. It can be a bit humbling, but I need accountability. I lack discipline when it’s just me, myself, and I. I can easily talk myself out of running that extra mile or doing a few more reps.¬†I’d much prefer being a bed potato and choosing to nap instead of venturing outside.¬†It’s so much more painful and difficult (and lonely, too) when there’s zero accountability. I mean, it’s not that I couldn’t exercise alone, but it’s just so much better to do it with others.

I have more motivation and energy when I’m working out with¬†someone.¬†When I’m with others, I know I need to suck it up. Don’t complain; endure the soreness and keep going. When one person is on the verge of giving up, the other can support and encourage them to continue. And when the workout’s over, we can cheer and do little happy dances, or crash onto the floor. Together.

The Christian life is¬†also just like training for a half-marathon, except the prize and stakes are¬†higher. And others running it can definitely tell you that accountability with others is a necessity, not an option. We need¬†to make it across that finish line, because we’re promised to¬†receive the crown of life from our Lord and Savior. We must learn to be patient with¬†the sanctification process along the way in order to be reunited with Christ. It’s not meant to be a sprint, but a test of endurance and faith. It’s an¬†arduous race, but when we reach the end, it will be a sweet, glorious reunion. Persevere, persevere, persevere.

Like the saying goes: no pain, no gain.

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