Sunday, January 29, 2012

Whatever It Takes

You can do it!

One more mile to go!

Dig, dig, dig!

You hear all kinds of cheer and motivation from the crowd to help you get to the finish line with all that you've got.  But sometimes, because of exhaustion, your wit's end gets the better of you; and you think that all these people lining the finish line are being sarcastic. And you start to think - oh yah, why don't you try to run in my shoes!

Oh yes, I've felt the same thing in a lot of my races. I know what it feels to push it and dig deep to reach the finish line - whatever it takes!  The crowd's cheers may not be working for you at that moment; but I'm sure you are also finding a way to finish the race - whatever it takes! Ultimately, one thing, a combination of things, or all of it will bring you to a glorious finish.

Lately I went through a running slump, a praying slump, and a writing slump.  I am not short of the cheers and support by family and friends and readers but I was still having a hard time to get back up.  However, I think all the support and prayers are falling into place.  I resumed running my regular mileage; I'm able to revive my praying, and I'm back to writing posts - this is my first, after 29 days of no writing. 

Whatever it takes.  But what did it take to get me back?  Quite a few.  A few significant facebook posts from friends.  Friends who are running and praying for me.  My son.  And of course, remembering my wife - I believe she is inspiring me to keep on going, to persevere, and to continue with this ministry.


  1. Glad you are back! Always praying for you. Please keep praying for us!

  2. Glad to see you back. Take care, and may God Bless as always.

  3. My husband shared your running blog with me. Thanks for sharing the struggles you go through too. I've had a rough winter with health issues, motivation and making time for God and family. Thanks for reminding us we're not alone in our struggles and that often times they don't seem so big when we're putting others first.

    1. I absolutely agree. We are not alone. Sometimes, our faith freezes and we can't do what we could normally do for ourselves. And that's when we can count on others to help us rekindle our faith and put back our trust in God. May God in His infinite mercy bless you and look upon your prayer intentions with kindness today. Godspeed!