As I bike and run the hills around Edmond, Ok, it is very easy to find myself picking up speed as I go down a hill, only to lose momentum and energy as I start up the next hill.  Keep this pace up for a long period of time, and your energy is gone, along with your legs.  The key, for me at least, is to pace myself.  I try to manage both my downhill and uphill speed, to maximize my energy in an effort to finish strong.

In life we are all challenged with ups and downs.  Sometimes we can get overwhelmed with the ups, and have little energy for the downs.  Life is about managing all aspects of life, and learning to "run the race with endurance" (Heb. 12:1), with our eyes on the finish.  In my time with clients struggling with depression, the struggle is often between the highs and lows of life.  To be truly healthy is to see the good and bad equally, as temporary.  Our sights should be eternal, and our joy should be a product of a relationship, not a circumstance.

Col. 3:2, "Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth." 


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