Second Wind



By: Wanda Chavis

     During my "power-walk" workout this morning - I had an epiphany. I had reached that point - you know that point I'm talking about? I was struggling. My heart was pounding in my ears; my lungs were on fire; my leg muscles were screaming! I knew, however, that if I just kept up the pace for a few more minutes - I'd catch my second wind! After that second wind, I knew I'd be fine - I would even be able to speed up a bit.


So this is what I learned - in that eclipse of weakness and strength - about that “Second Wind”. That glorious burst of energy and incredible lung expansion would not come - could not come, until I had reached my physical limits.

I could picture my self - just a few months ago - sitting in my recliner, tired and drained after a busy day, thinking of all the things still left to do. I remember thinking, "I'll just sit here until I catch my second wind, and then I'll get up and get at it." However, I honestly DO NOT remember ever "getting at it" or getting that second wind.

News Flash: You won't catch that second wind sitting on the couch. It only comes when you've exhausted your own energies and capabilities.

I felt God speaking to me as the surge of fresh air purged my lungs, and new strength energized my workout. The physical is a parallel of the spiritual. If I will expend myself - He will flow into me and breathe fresh life into my spirit. But as long as I am full of my own power and my own strength, I will never catch that splendid second wind. Oh, how I need that burst of strength and power in my life.


Isaiah 40:31

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;

they shall mount up with wings as eagles;

they shall run, and not be weary ;

and they shall walk, and not faint


Galatians 3:3 AMP

Are you so foolish and so senseless and so silly? Having begun [your new life spiritually] with the [Holy] Spirit, are you now reaching perfection [by dependence] on the flesh?



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