Category Archives: Courage

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 44)

There are, at least, three virtues we need for our life’s race. Vision, purpose and patience. Vision will give us the impetus to get started. Purpose will see us through to the end. Patience will take care of everything in-between. Simplistic, yes, but true. There is a measure of excitement that marks the beginning of […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 43)

Everything in life looks impossible until it is done. Writing a book. Running a marathon. Impacting a generation. These all are seemingly insurmountable challenges that intimidate from afar. They challenge your ability and dare your readiness to act. If you give in to fear, you will not do what you intend to do or realise […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 41)

All things are possible to those who believe enough to dare and persevere. This is the story of today’s marathon. As you can see, I showed up, didn’t give and crossed the finish line! Thank you Jesus! It’s not a day for writing much because I ache all over! But I heard in my spirit, […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 34)

There are two kinds of “runners” in this world. Those who run away from challenges and those who run towards challenges. Which kind are you? Let me show you what I mean from a familiar Bible story. Goliath was a monster of a man. He stood between Israel and victory. Each time the soldiers of […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 31)

There is an adage that says the expanse of the heavens is wide enough for birds to fly (I love how it sounds in my mother tongue, Yoruba!). In other words, there is space for everyone who wants to run their race. During my last race, the half marathon, I saw all manners of people […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 13)

There comes a time in every long-distance race when the energy that runners start with is not enough to carry them through to the finish line. Strength is depleted. Fatigue sets in. Pain intensifies. Runners are tempted to quit altogether. The antidote to this is not trying harder or digging deeper (there is nothing in […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME – WEEK 8

A common response people give when presented with a challenge is, “That’s not at all possible! There’s no way I can ever accomplish that!” By default, many shrink into their comfort zones when challenged to go a few notches above their greatest accomplishment to date. Yet, there is always a higher place to which we […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 3)

The course before each of us is not a short, straight-line track, set on an easy, plain ground. No. The race of life is run on a long, bendy, twist-and-turn, hilly, obstacle-ridden terrain that requires watchfulness, tenacity, determination and endurance. It is said, “Life is a marathon, not a sprint,” and I believe this is […]

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