During my run, my effort felt the same but because it was so windy, I was getting a much needed push. I didn't realize it until I heard my time. 2014 was an interesting year - to my mind my effort felt the same but my result may have been better than I anticipated because God had my back the whole time. He was there through all the twists and turns, sending His wind to keep me going. I wanted to go in to a malaise today, but this run made me realize that God is there. Even when I can't see Him, He is there. We just need to keep prayerfully seeking and living for Him and through Him we can do more than we can ask or think.
As you prepare for next year, drop the weight, worry and debt. Weight holds our bodies back, worry stifles our spirit, and debt makes us poor stewards. Run the race that you are called to run. Even if you don't know what your purpose is, keep living and keep believing.
God's got your back.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Hebrews 12:1,2 [NLT]
Have a wonderful 2015.