The downside of the ride was I had to stare at myself the whole time in a wall mirror, interestingly enough the image never changed whether I was seated in the arrow position, the seated climb or out of the saddle.
So during my ride my image was based on my reflection, which led me to wonder;
"What AM i reflecting?"
"What AM i reflecting to others throughout this trial?"
"What AM i reflecting to God throughout this trial?"
Hopefully I have reflected strength, courage, understanding and perseverance through my faith in Christ Jesus. James 1:2 reads, Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
As I continued to climb I wondered if people actually listen more to someone with a trial, a crisis or a diagnosis of cancer, like my cancer becomes a megaphone? People are watching the testament, people really want to know what holds us together when the storms come. So how does one maintain and reflect the hope, faith and belief in our God?
Throughout each pedal stroke and every bead of sweat it kept coming back to me that it's not about me and all about HIM and my life counts most when it counts for HIM.
We should all consider our reflection.