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  1. Living life within boundaries is one of the hardest things I have ever learned to do. Just like you, my body limits me. I used to fight against it and was on a downward spiral. I have learned, in time, to embrace my limitations and relish the beauty that they bring into my life! Looks like you are learning this lesson too! Blessings!

    • I love how you said you have learned to “embrace my limitations and relish the beauty that they bring into my life!” I actually wrote a devotional about my bone graft knee surgery and how the Lord hole in our lives so He has shown me His beauty through my pain 🙂

  2. Sarah, I am guilty. Just a few weeks ago I became acutely aware that almost everyone in my tribe of writers was a runner. I am not. Is that a fault? I don’t think so but in that moment I felt like it was! I exercise but run? No thank you. 😉 Thank you for this timely and well stated reminder to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus! The Author and Finisher. Love it.

  3. “But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” One of my all time favorite verses. As a matter fact, looking forward, pressing on, is part of my tagline.
    No one likes be restricted. You are singing to me sister. But God has a unique path of each of us. That’a what I have to remember when I want compare.
    Great post Sarah.
    Hugs,
    Christy

  4. Love this encouragement to carry one, Sarah. I know well what it feels like to think that “no” simply means “try harder.” As if we can somehow find our way around God’s orders. Whether it’s physical or spiritual its definitely a journey to come to that place of acceptance that His plans for us are unique and we best listen – the alternative can be quite painful. 😐 So glad that even when His calling changes, His plans are good and a new assignment is just around the bend. Cheering you on from #RaRalinkup!

    • Exactly Tiffany … no means try harder!!! Wow how many times have I tried harder and failed … with pain! Let’s just decide we’re going to embrace His plans!

  5. As a visually impaired person, I definitely know what you are talking about. I am grateful that God supplies exactly what we need. Thank You for a beautiful message.

    • I have heard from many people with a visual impairment that your other senses are heightened and I pray the Lord magnifies within you all He needs for His ministry through you 🙂

  6. I know exactly what you mean! When I turned 40 it seemed all the women my age started to train for marathons. It’s actually something I would like to do, but the truth is I don’t really enjoy running. This is a great reminder to focus on my own assignment from God. Thank you!

  7. Lori Schumaker of Seaching for Moments

    Hi Sarah,
    I just love this! It is soooooo true! I often find myself wondering why I am not doing this or that like another and then have to reign in my thoughts to remember I’m on my own life journey with God’s plan. I love referring to it as “assignment”! Thank you for the reminder! That is a word I’m holding onto 🙂
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

    • Thank you Lori – I am blessed by your words. We are on our own unique and individual plan that only we can be on … that God placed before us. We have our own unique journey and testimony to share shaping our assignment from the Lord {which of course was all His plan!} 🙂

  8. Beautiful post today, Sarah. I’m not a runner EITHER! And thank you for this lovely reminder to be content with the assignment God has for me. It’s part of His design for me.

  9. lisamurrayblog

    Sarah,
    Powerful words today! I believe it is as important in life to know the things we are NOT called to do as it is knowing what God HAS called us to. It can be a hard journey coming to that understanding, but it is also freeing! Thanks for sharing an important message!
    Blessings,
    Lisa Murray

  10. Love this line: ” The Lord prepared my assignments before I was even born! I don’t want to miss what He has created me to do because I am too busy looking at the assignments my friends have been given.” If we’re so focus on other people, than we totally miss out on what God has for us. Thank you for this reminder.

  11. Susan B Mead

    Yes ma’am. What He designed us to do…Oh to be still with Him long enough to KNOW! And then GO & DO it. Yep, that’s when God shows up so beautifully in our lives. Love this Sarah!

    • We are all created with our own set of skills 🙂 It’s such a comfort to know we are all members of one body and NEED to be different in order for the body to work!

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