Running to Stand Still Just another day in the life….

October 7, 2008

Why Running to Stand Still?

Filed under: — Kari @ 5:16 pm

Hard to explain, but here is my attempt. Please accept my apologies in advance if this only makes sense in my mind!

Yes, it is a U2 song (and one of their best in my book), but my use of this phrase has no relation to the song’s meaning.

I am intrigued by this phrase, as “running to stand still” is how I struggle to live this earthly life. I am constantly “running” to improve myself for this world… be smarter, better, faster etc. Yet the more I strive for these things, the less ground I seem to gain. I see myself running a race, yet never making it to the finish line. The faster I try and run, the less ground I gain. My personal struggle is to see beyond this life, and run for the unseen rewards of a future, eternal life. Fortunately, I serve a gracious and forgiving God, who shows me the path to the finish, and loves me despite my running to stand still.

“…let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Heb 12:1

God has led me to a place I never thought I’d be (Texas); doing a job I never thought I’d be any good doing (being a mom:-). This is my way of documenting this life…


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