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Back when I was in the middle of anorexia, an elderly couple prayed for me and after an hour or so of crying and praying, the woman looked at me with earnest eyes. I'd just bared my soul and pain to her, and she tenderly reached for my hand and smiled: "I sense an overcomer in you." That little word of encouragement from God has stuck with me the past few years. As soon as I saw Mandisa's song was called Overcomer (Click the title for a link! It won't give permission to view the video on Blogger.), I knew that it was another word for me from God.
So as you go about your long runs; short runs; and everyday life, I pray that you relax into this same freedom. His word says that the Lord is the spirit and where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty! You are an overcomer because of who HE says you are-- not what everyone else says you are. Perhaps, like me, you are broken and messed up, but Christ is in you and He says you are an overcomer. In the long run, what matters is who Christ says you are. He says you are valuable, amazing, and worthy of this joy He's given. You are an overcome my friend!