Category Archives: Endurance

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 39)

It is finished. When Jesus spoke these words on the cross, He was not letting out a sigh of relief because HIS pain had come to an end. He was still in unbearable agony as He laid down His life for the sin of the whole world. What HAD certainly finished was OUR eternal damnation […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 37)

This is a true story. I left the house early yesterday intending to run all the way to Norman Park and then participate in the morning’s Parkrun. The distance from home to the park is roughly 10km. After running nearly 4k, I began to feel heaviness in my left shin. Not again! That was the […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 32)

Some Performance coaches teach that to attain a big goal, you need to divide your main objective into chunks. In this way, you will not remain intimidated by the enormity of your dream. You will, instead, take on one challenge at a time, and before you know it, you will arrive at your glorious destination. […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 29)

I crossed the line! I finished a half-mara today! However, the day got off to a potentially bad start. Read all about it. The night before, I attended a friend’s book launch in Chatham, which meant returning home a little late and having less time to sleep. Ideally, I would have wanted to rest all […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 28)

I had barely turned the left corner at the end of my street when I heard the Lord say, “You are not working hard enough.” I kept on running as the word registered in my spirit. Somehow, I knew what He meant. As a co-worker with God, not only do I need to be about […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 21)

A funny incident came to mind, from many years ago. It was one of these very cold, winter mornings. I had been out for a while and even with gloves on, my fingers were frozen and numb. Although there was nothing funny about the cold, the way I tried to take my gloves off my […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 19)

The course that heaven sets before us involves not only twists and turns, but also roundabouts and crossroads. We, therefore, have to run with patience or risk spinning off course. Speed is counterproductive when you miss your way. At the crossroads of life, you need to be sure of the way. You need divine direction, […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 15)

As I lay in bed, the pain in my chest excruciating, I told myself once more, glancing at the time, “I cannot run this morning.” Every deep inhale of breath was followed by an OUCH! Every slight movement of the body released a groan. No, I CANNOT run today… but I will live to run […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 14)

I was scheduled to lead this week’s running session for my church’s running group. It’s part of a 0-to-5k programme to help participants build the endurance they need to successfully run a 5-kilometre race. I took part in the spring edition earlier in the year and benefited immensely from the sessions. Today, I am leading […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 10)

The admonition to run the race of our lives with perseverance draws inspiration from the success stories of Hebrews 11 faith heroes. It also looks intently at how Jesus fulfilled HIS earthly mission. Jesus had a big WHY for enduring the cross. Perhaps we can find our WHY in His WHY. What was the joy […]

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