The Race that is set …before you!

Just recently the United Kingdom experienced one of the most spectacular events any nation could ever cherish, by being the host to the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.  Previously this year, we also celebrated the Queen’s Golden jubilee; Jamaica celebrated their 50th year of Independence from colonial rule, and not forgetting, 01 August was commemorated for the day of Emancipation from Slavery.

What a year this has been so far…, nations came to together at the Olympics to see their athletes in action! I would like to encourage you to reflect on your past years of achievement/s. So often, we reflect on past mistakes – like, ‘what could have been ……..’, ‘what if I had done this’, or ‘what if I had not taken so long to do that’. But let us travel another route – let’s take the route of celebration, especially to celebrate other people’s achievements… taking yourself out of the picture for a while. This is another way to help esteem others rather than ourselves… to be unselfish, to take the attention away from ourselves and positively promote others.


If you continue in training yourself to be disciplined in your pursuit for progress, you will achieve great success. You are in a race to succeed – you cannot afford to quit, even if you feel like the odds are against you – you cannot stop half way… You may get injured during your training period or even when you have started running the race.  Are you near the finishing line? Or picture this – ‘you take a glance over your shoulder or look next to you and realise that you are not actually in front but way behind – others are way ahead of you, and you feel like giving up or getting off the track…’ Finish the race that you have started… in spite of your injuries, disappointments, sadness or whatever the weather.

Some competitors may be faster than you, don’t be deterred; you may not be a Usain Bolt or a Mo Farah… You are who you are – use your inner strength and stay focussed to reach the finishing line of your dream/vision. Even in your weakness you can be made strong, try to develop a positive mind set; say, ‘I can and I will’ – with hard work and perseverance you will receive your reward.

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?

Run in such a way as to get   the prize”.    1 Corinthians ch. 9 v. 24 – (NIV)

Be Blessed