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 same distance I started limping the last time! In fact, as I hinted last week, I’ve had to stop running for nearly two weeks because of the pain; and with marathon day drawing close, I could not afford further aggravation.

Determined not to quit, I walked a little bit and started running again. It felt like my legs would give way any moment. It’s at this point I switched. I began to quote a scripture over and over as I ran. This Word has been alive in my Spirit for months and now was the perfect time to draw on its essence. In spite of the growing pain, I chanted: If the Spirit of Him who raised Christ from the dead dwells in me, He who raised Christ from the dead will give LIFE to my left shin by His Spirit who dwells in me. I kept quoting and running. I kept running and quoting.

Then it happened! Something definitely happened! The pain began to subside as I continued to ignore its threat. Before long, the pain vanished! I could have stopped at 5k but I ended up clocking 15.3k! Thank you Father!

Are you in the middle of a challenge right now and you feel like quitting your race? Have you gotten to the limit of your endurance and there’s still a long way to go in your journey? It is time to SWITCH! Trust in the Lord and not yourself. Renew your strength in Him through His Word and Spirit. He will take you beyond, far beyond, the limits circumstances have set for you.

Don’t quit running! Instead, switch your source of strength. Soar with wings as eagles; run and not be weary; walk and do not faint. Surely, it’s not by power or might, but by the Spirit of Him who raised Christ from the dead!

Scripture Reference: Romans 8:11

17 thoughts on “THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 37)

  1. Fodus says:

    Inspiring and encouraging, bro. Toks. More grace and please can you send this write ups regularly to my WhatsApp no(+2348077050960) Sir? Thanks and God bless you always in Jesus name. Amen. Fodus

  2. Emmanuel Essien says:

    Oh wow, Praise God. Power of persistence. Very timely sir. Thanks for sharing. God bless you most abundantly.

  3. Angie B says:

    Thanks Toks. For me I feel I am at that place in a race where you’ve been running at an even pace but it’s time to shift gear and go to the next level up.. but where will that power come from when you are already giving all you’ve got in your tank? Again, those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength and soar on wings like eagles. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction and focus in the Word of God 😊

    • Run Toks Run says:

      You are welcome my sister. And you are right. Walking, running, soaring, by His Spirit. Yes, there is always a call and need to shift upwards. Go for it, but in His strength!

  4. Da Stealth Preacha says:

    The words here seeded,
    Was exactly I needed.
    As when things begin to hit the ground,
    Link into the Power, that can be found,
    By calling on the Lord,
    And tapping into His Word!

  5. Olaide Adeyemo says:

    Alternative Power Supply!!
    His strength is perfected in our weakness.
    This is the ultimate solution to burn out on a mission.
    Thank you for sharing sir.

  6. Bode Akindele says:

    Great experience – great testimony! It’s encouraging and inspiring! Thanks for sharing my brother!

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