You Can’t Out Pace Your Pain

You’ve heard the saying “you can’t out run a poor diet” …

Well, there is more you can’t simply out run that so many of us try to out pace our pain.

Past regrets

Past failures






Running is avoidance; It’s busyness’s best friend.

Slow has been mislabeled for no growth.

Steady doesn’t cut it these days.

Everyone wants it quicker and faster with little to no efforts.

Running like Forest Gump seems like a worthy cause at first, but just like Gump, he realized what he was trying to run from was his own self and life hurts and you simply can’t out run what’s within.

It just doesn’t leave when not faced or dealt with.

No matter how fast or how far you run.

But that doesn’t mean you have to keep carrying it as it is…

You can change your perspective.

Adjust the narratives.

Use the life “junk” as compost to fertilize the new dreams and adventures you can embark upon as you journey to wholeness.

It’s slow and steady that wins this race.

Face those giants.

Slay the demons.

Stop running away.

Stay for awhile.

Rewrite your story.

Surrender shame.

Kick out guilt.

Until we deal with what’s within we can’t ever reach the finish line or simply run our race well.

We will just be trying to outrun a pour diet.

And my friends, that simply can’t be done.

You can’t out pace your pain.

XXOO 😘 Michelle Bollom


LORD, you created so many things! With your wisdom you made them all. The earth is full of the living things you made.

— Psalm 104:24 ERV

Message translation states “Overflow” in place of the word full.

God is full of endless possibilities – maybe it’s time you start believing for something greater…

His hand is never shortened!

Get ready for an “overflow” especially when the world is screaming at us with so much fear of lack.

XXOO Michelle Cosby Bollom


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Something Better

When life feels like it is being torn apart faster than a dandelion’s soft petals in a mighty and fierce wind- don’t stress or fret.

Sometimes things need to be removed to build something stronger, better and new.

Embrace the change!

It may feel like rock bottom but that just means there is only one way to go now; Up!

God is not surprised. Trust Him to remove that which no longer is serving a purpose.

It could be getting you ready for something better! —XXOO 😘 Michelle Cosby Bollom

Remember This

To avoid pain at all costs forces us to reject half the lessons life can teach. —Jan Pishok

If we could remember that every experience we’ll ever have is unique and offers us a lesson we will grow from, we’d accept them all with far greater ease.

What’s there to be afraid of anyway?

God is never absent. In fact, God is present during every experience.

Remembering this makes us courageous as we walk through the turmoil that interrupts the peaceful times.~ Karen Casey

Through Thick And Thin

You don’t have to defend or explain what God is doing in you or in your life to anyone.

But when someone asks about the crazy unbelievably awesome “Hope” you have, be ready to speak up and defend it.

Keep your hearts at attention!

~ XXOO Michelle Cosby Bollom

If with heart and soul you’re doing good, do you think you can be stopped? Even if you suffer for it, you’re still better off. Don’t give the opposition a second thought. Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy. Keep a clear conscience before God so that when people throw mud at you, none of it will stick. They’ll end up realizing that they’re the ones who need a bath. It’s better to suffer for doing good, if that’s what God wants, than to be punished for doing bad. That’s what Christ did definitively: suffered because of others’ sins, the Righteous One for the unrighteous ones. He went through it all—was put to death and then made alive—to bring us to God. —1 Peter 3:13-18 MSG

Some Good News

You have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.~ Psalm 116:8

None of us likes to admit to being lost; we would rather project an image of confidence and purposefulness.

The writer of Psalm 116 had no such qualms. He did not hesitate to say that he was clearly “lost,” spiritually, emotionally, and physically. He had been “brought low” before the Lord helped him, and his life had been one of “trouble and sorrow” until the Lord delivered him.

The first step for us in finding our true selves is an honest assessment of our real condition, which is that we are “wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked” (Rev. 3:17).

Not a pretty picture, nor is it one that we readily admit to when we have our health, our loved ones, financial security, and plenty of creature comforts. But these can all be lost in a moment.

To think that earthly things alone make us rich is to live in delusion.

The good news of the gospel is that when Jesus saves us he makes us “a new creation” (2 Cor. 5:17).

When we believe and trust God, we who once were lost are “found” in Christ (Phil. 3:9).

Prayer: “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.”

Author: Tom Bast / Word of Hope Devotions

The Importance Of Obedience

Have you ever heard a sermon and you just about ran out of ink on all the little #NuggetDrops ?

This one from Bill Johnson was one of those! So, get your pencil sharpened!

The level of our love for the Lord is in our obedience.

My obedience is the litmus test (proving) that I am an authentic lover of God not just in mere words only.

Protect your heart from compromise by protecting your conscience.

A Lifestyle of obedience doesn’t control God but yields to God.

The hunger for the favor of man undermines faith.

Our greatest treasures in Heaven will be those not rewarded or recognized while here on earth.

Your “Yes” under the Lord Shouts! It shifts and changes atmospheres.

Our obedience never just affects our own life.

Even if … we still aren’t bowing! (Men thrown in the fiery furnaces reply as to their radical obedience to God)

Sinful lifestyles will get explained away by phony religious spiritual terminology and purposes. (Ex: Saul disobeying and keeping the sheep claiming they would be used as sacrifices unto the Lord.)

Obedience is better than sacrifice.

Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.

I will obey regardless of the outcomes – because my obedience is unto the Lord.

Can you get up the 3rd day and pray – do we go out again? There are measures and realms of triumph and victory – some of which we will only get to taste of on the 3rd day.

Keep obeying the Lord!

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Don’t Be Seduced

What seems right and what is right are often two vastly different things.

The departure from God’s path is usually a series of shady grays and mixed desires.

You will face many forks in the road throughout your life, often you will not notice them.

The main road —the broad, well traveled path seems like the right one. Everyone is on it, and the exits are often hard to see unless you’re looking for them.So, look for them!

Don’t be driven down the seemingly right path without asking hard questions about it.

Let God’s Word cultivate a sharper discernment in your spirit.

Never let yourself be seduced by anything but the good love of God.

Before every person there is a path that seems like the right one to take, but it leads straight to hell! — Proverbs 16:25 TPT

#TodaysTakeaways from Chris Tiegreen “The One Year Walk With God”