"Run Sierra, Run"

My whole life had changed as I knew it and I had no idea which direction to go now. I knew exactly what I wanted but I had no idea how to get there. My mother told me, "Run Sierra, Run".

Once again my plans had gone out the window and I was back at square one. Well not completely square one because I still had a great job and a great family. But my plans for my ultimate goal which is a family had all changed. The whole world had opened up to me. I could move wherever I wanted to, change careers, go to grad school, stay here. Anything I wanted!

Fun fact about Sierra, she doesn't do well with lots of options. 

With so many options I had no idea which way to go or what to do. When I turned to my wonderful mother for direction she said deep down I knew exactly what I wanted and which way to go, that once I got sight of that I needed to run as fast and as hard as I could towards that. 

I still felt confused about which way to go. She asked me all of the important questions. What is your passion? What do you want to do? What do you love? etc. I just found myself going back to one thing, I wanted a family. But I understood the importance of the following the Lord and having patience in his timetable, but I guess it just wasn't clicking. 

Last night after our yoga class my mom and I were sitting in the Sauna and I asked her again, "How am I supposed to run in one direction if I don't know which direction to go?". She started laughing and quoting Forest Gump, "Run Forest, Run". Then she got serious. She reminded me of what deep down I already knew. 

Stay close to the Lord Sierra, is what she told me. As you stay close to Him you'll know without a doubt of which direction you need to be running. So run to Him. 

I was reminded of a quote my good friend Lib shared with me recently, 

"Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than his."  - Elder Neal A. Maxwell

Deep down I knew that I needed to have more faith in the Lord's timing. A principle I knew all too well but wasn't doing a very good job at living it. 

So as we sat their in the sauna and on the drive home I made my decision. I was going to draw close to my Savior, I was going to run to Him with all of my strength. While I did this I was going to have fun, not be so focused on creating a step-by-step plan, but simply have fun as I grow into the person my Savior wants me to be. I was going to trust my Heavenly Father.

As I made this decision I felt so much peace and relief, I started seeing things fall into place.

Now I still don't know which direction my life is going but I do know that my running partner will be Jesus Christ. For I know with all of my heart that if I run to him, get him on my team that I will always feel peace and I'll have all the strength I need to go which ever direction that he has planned for me. 

On your mark, get set, GO!


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