Category Archives: Courage

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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