There have been times in my life when I might have been called a runner.
…I know better. I would much rather hike or walk on a treadmill than to ever run again. Running is way too hard on my knees and I am more apt to trip over invisible cracks in the sidewalk when I increase my speed.
… the Bible says “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24 NASB
“You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth?” – Galatians 5:7 NASB
“I shall run the way of Your commandments, for You will enlarge my heart.” – Psalm 119:32 NASB
“For by You I can run at a troop of warriors; and by my God I can leap over a wall.” – Psalm 18:29 NASB
Yes, these verses talk about the physical act of running but they say so much more about how we live out our faith. It is not a one & done thing. Each and every day we must decide whether we will be obedient to the call of God on our lives or be lured into following worldly pursuits.
Said another way, it is better to walk with God than to run after anything else.