When you feel like giving up: Try

Let’s be honest we’ve all felt it, that feeling that builds up inside of your hearts and minds and possibly even your lungs telling you that you can’t possibly carry on.The moments when you’re purposefully wading through life but the fear and anxiety causes you to sink as you lose your forward progress and you are stagnated. The crippling fear of the unknown that exists all around you. Everything just seems so vast and daunting. All around there’s something out to get you in the depths of the great big sea surrounding your life. The result of listening to that unbelieving voice is a sinful failure to trust God’s word and the reassurance which bellows all along I’ve got you, trust me, why aren’t you acknowledging the spirit I’ve given you? You ought to be Confident, powerful, sound-minded and loving (Later post)!!!

When faced with challenges in your life do you sink? When the Jericho walls or roadblocks in your journey seem so fortified do you stop making your triumphant circles around? When you’re trying to help someone but they don’t accept it. When you’ve prayed for something but don’t receive. Ever feel like you haven’t done enough? Accomplished enough, helped people enough, (FILL IN BLANK) enough!!! Maybe the issue is not the fact that there is a challenge maybe the issue is: YOU!! What are you focusing on? Keep your eyes on the prize not on yourself!! Look outward to the race set before you. Don’t compare your race to others, just put one foot in front of the other, one stroke at a time, one pedal push at a time. If you stop, start again!! If you fall, get back up just don’t quit!!

For all that know me personally, know I’ve been on a training plan for the last two years which consists of journies in physical, nutrition and seeking God wholeheartedly . As I run my race God has really been revealing to me particular things about my life and character and He has continued the work of coaching some of my perspectives GREATLY!!!  Shifting my focus I thought I’d share some of them but more on that later 🙂

As I run my race sometimes I limp, sometimes I waver but by God’s grace I shall never STOP!!

Physical

I’ve always had particular battles to face with my physique and healthy choices, because did somebody say cake?  Well over the last few years I have been working on my self-control and healthy stewardship of this earthly sojourner frame. As part of this process I picked up Triathlon training and I just completed a Try-a-Tri. I have to say I could not have done it without my friend’s support. I overcame the fear of swimming in open water with all the thoughts of creatures out to get me in the depths of the sea. Pushing past the currents that try to stir you off course and gliding onwards in spite of who may pass you by. On race day  I was not fully ready, I hadn’t ridden in a month since my accident (Falling off) and I swam only in a pool for a couple of weeks (not the same thing) and well I am a new lover of running

I am so thankful for friends who came to support me 🙂 for your cheers and for your coaching  and  literally rallying with me every step of the way I love you so much.

Here’s to running the race; the race that we were never meant to run alone.

Here are some of the moments of my Try 🙂 enjoy I hope you will run the race also.

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1 Corinthians 9:23-25  (ESV) 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.

Hebrews 12:1-2 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

{Run the race set before you on earth and toward eternity}

4 thoughts on “When you feel like giving up: Try

  1. Aunty Coach says:

    I watch in awe as Abba mounds my precious Emmy. You continue to be an inspiration. Your first triathlon was such a fun experience. Uncle Faiz and I were blessed to be there.

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