Category Archives: My Writings

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 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 33)

When you find a cause that is much bigger than you, a reason to run that reaches beyond today, a future reward that eclipses present challenges, you are likely to give your all to its pursuit. Young David, moments before taking on Goliath, asked the question: Is there not a cause? We all, on very […]

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 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 30)

Yesterday was meant to be the day when Nigerians voted for the next Nigerian President. The choice before the nation included the incumbent President and more than 70 others – well, over 70 on paper; perhaps just one or two feasible candidates in reality. I say “meant to be” because the elections were not held […]

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 […]

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