by K Fletcher

Just Run

Hermana Limb and I made a goal for this week: Run every day for 7 days. And because we make weekly goals on Thursday, we're half way through. Let me tell you though, running on preparation day is one of the worst things ever, especially when it is on sand and it's humid and your alarm didn't go off so you have to exercise a little later in the morning than usually and overall you may or may not feel a little cranky. And as we were running, we had a little less time so, we reached a certain point which we usually go past and I said that we needed to turn around. Hermana Limb looked ahead like she really wanted to keep going, like it would be a failure if we didn't go farther than we did yesterday.
And in that moment I had a little bit of a breakthrough. God doesn't ask us to run farther every single day. He just asks us to run.

"And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order." Mosiah 4:27

Taylor Harman and I have this saying, "Came to win." And it doesn't mean you break yourself getting there, because then what do you have? It means giving it your all, while taking care of yourself, while being wise, while recognizing your own weaknesses, bit by bit and slowly overcoming them. 

Something I've noticed a lot on the mission is that when you study the gospel so much you have a tendency to pile up on the things you need to work on,  because your mind is much clearer, and you notice those things that keep the spirit a little farther from you. So you make lists and you make goals, and as you continue studying the gospel you just find more things that you need to improve on, but progress really does take time. 

Don't get mad at yourself because you aren't seeing leaps and bounds of progress. Don't hurt yourself trying to be perfect. Just run.

Con amor,
Hermana Fletcher

Me touching a $6,500,000 Yacht
Torin, basically the only person that speaks Spanish that can come out with us
I put army men on my Preach My gospel. Because we save the "man down"
From a great story in the August 2015 Ensign. Go check it out.

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