Actually, I Can
Something pretty amazing happened this past weekend.
Eliud Kipchoge’s 159 Marathon challenge.
I know most people are like, “we know…” But more than that, what he did on 12th October 2019 inspired millions of lives including mine.
There are days to be honest, I sit down and look at my dream board and wonder if I am crazy, over dreaming or over expectant. I would be lying to you if I told you those days are not many. Truth is, they consist most of my days.
Normally feel as though I am under-fire, under-valued, under-funded, under-qualified, under-appreciated and over worked. Some days, I am ready to take off for the hills… but I find myself looking for ways to encourage myself which I can say has become an amazingly courageous habit.
So back to Eliud, I believe most people missed the whole point of the 159 challenge.
For those who are unaware of the background story, our very own Kenyan athlete managed to become the only person in the world to run a marathon under two hours.
On the surface, the challenge seemed as though he was trying to prove that no human is limited. But if we are to scratch beneath the surface, we would realize that this was more an issue underlining: purpose. He had a purpose to fulfill, not a point to prove a point. If he probably went running with the mindset of proving a point, chances are high that he would not have managed to achieve his intended goal.
As somebody put it very wisely, “vision goes before a man.” He knew in his heart, in his mind and in his spirit —that he would beyond the shadow of a doubt cross the finish line under the 1:59hrs.
The unfortunate thing about the world is that people do not realize that success actually, is more spiritual than it is discipline, determination and hard work.
When I talk about spirituality here, I do not mean, just prayer or going to church, or fasting many days… I mean a life that is intertwined with the living God.
5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.
6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Here is my point, when you hear the word of God, that word is true. Period.
- Write down that word and,
- Recognize that you already have it, even while you are in the process of waiting.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible is God’s instruction to Habakkuk.
Now, I am also not saying that Eliud must have been spiritual. What I am saying is that, you don’t blow trumpets on your dream to aim and miss. No way! You know, that you know, that you know, that you know, that you know, there is no way you will miss.
So, here we are. Revise your dream boards and add some bold things there that scare you and make you laugh at yourself at the same time.
The best race is that which you compete against yourself.
Wow, loved this Eliud read.. Personally gotta go crazy and not dumb down my dreams to fit my current reality coz nothing is impossible.
Thank you for reading 🙂
Yes!!I totally agree, nothing is impossible when you believe. 😊
Wao it’s very nice i love it….quite encoraging .anything is possible when we believe and work towards that what we want to achieve😘
Thank you so much for reading 😊😊
Yes! So true. We can achieve anything we put our mind and spirit to.