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If there is one thing I understand about training, it is the word endurance. It is defined as: “the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way; forbearance; patience; durability, continuity or continuation; lasting power; the ability to withstand pressure, wear and damage; toughness”.

Learning to be a competitive figure skater, or enduring the long process of filmmaking – there still has to be one thing that is cemeted into the process and that is the word commitment. It is defined as: “the state of being dedicated to a cause or activity; loyal; faithful; bonded to or adhered to; sticking to or attachment.” If I am not dedicated, if my mind is not glued to the tasks, or if I am not single-mindedly focused on being determined to move things along, then I won’t achieve the goals I am wanting to meet. It is like boot camp. Which is, of course, strenuous. It is more than me just walking on a flat surface for a few miles. The type of activity required to meet these goals, are full of steep and painful hills. It is full of lifting heavy weights and stretching beyond what I feel can bear. Not gonna lie…sometimes the journey sucks! Sometimes I feel I cannot move another muscle or take another step. Not everyone is as loyal to my cause as I am and there are times I have to start over.

But, I know God loves me. I know He has a plan and I know He is faithful. I might not understand all of the valleys and the waiting, but patience is a must, if I ever hope to accomplish what I am wanting to. Far too many people give up and don’t make it to the finish line. I am not going to be one of those people. God is training me for great things ahead and I have to be ready for them. So, I must learn discipline. It’s not easy and I don’t always like pushing myself to what I believe are my limits. God sees my potential. He knows what I am made of. But, I am made in Him and if he says I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, than I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Everything else is just an excuse! But, excuses do not meet goals.

I know that we are closer than ever, to getting the funding to make this first segment of the series. But God still has His timing and I must follow His plan. He can fund it by one person, or He can fund it by hundreds. God is God and He can fund it anyway He chooses. I just have to keep doing my part and I know He will keep doing His. I choose to believe God. So, therefore I will keep pressing forward!

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