That's actually become a motto of mine. I want my life to count! I want to be like Isaiah 40:31:
"but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."
At mile 2 1/2 I was feeling pretty faint and definitely weary. I remember praying, "God if I get through this, it's all because of you." I just didn't have it in me. At all! Oh, how that's true about so many things. We try to do something all on our own. If we would just realize early on, at the starting line, that our God is there to help us, and even carry us, then the race would be so much easier! Run on my friends!