Quote of the night on The Biggest Loser...it went something like this:
"Instead of running away from it, run into it." The quote was about running from problems...one of the contestants said he always ran away from his struggles...never faced them...instead he ran to food...He is a football coach, so when he says "run into it" he REALLY means it!
What does this look like for you? What do you escape to...when life is pushing you down, do you run away or into it? Are you willing to tackle your problems or escape and not really deal with them?
I long for my kids to tell their children..."Grandpa NEVER gave up...he didn't run from his troubles, he didn't look for the easy way out...he ran into them and dealt with them through Christ's strength."