Why do we need to run with someone?!?! I’ll tell you why.
- Because without a running buddy, you wouldn’t run. Yeah. I know you. You’d find an excuse and sit on the couch and binge netflix and eat potato chips. Yeah. Me too.
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
- To be encouraged!!! We need running buddies to feel motivated. We are put on this earth for fellowship. We should be building each other up!! That’s why I love running, it has nothing to do with who is left or right of you. It is all about bettering YOUR time and figuring out YOUR stride. Running is a self disciplined exercise. There’s no competition. (Unless you’re like in a race or something.)
When we encourage one another we are less likely to quit. When we know that someone is going to need their partner, we are more likely to continue and show up.
- Also, we need to run together just in case of emergencies. Like bears. Two people fighting a bear is better than one.
This is so true for the Christian Race. We need to be constantly surrounding ourselves with people who lift us up. If you’re around someone who is mopey or gossipy, that’s not lifting you up. That person is slowly wearing you DOWN. This is something I struggle with, I need to be around people who make me want to be the best I can be.