Enjoy the Run

Pressure on every side; keep running. You may lose people along the way; keep running. You are almost at the finish line; keep running.

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Pressure on every side; keep running. You may lose people along the way; keep running. You are almost at the finish line; keep running. There are so many distractions; keep running. Don’t look to the right or the left; keep running.  There is a prize waiting for you; keep running. I know you may feel discouraged; keep running.

You will not faint; keep running. Your running shall not be in vain; keep running. My legs are weak; keep running. Many have gone so far ahead of me; keep running. I just want to give up; keep running. My peacetime is near; keep running.

Here’s to some good self-talk or self-encouragement. These are things that we have to constantly tell ourselves when it appears that the pressures of life are weighing us down. It’s too often that when people experience a whirlwind of events, they feel as though they cannot take it anymore. They stop before the race is over. This happened to me one time while running.  I stopped before the race was over. Galatians 5:7-8(AMP) reads, “You were running [the race] well; who has interfered and prevented you from obeying the truth? This [deceptive] persuasion is not from Him who called you [to freedom in Christ].

While everything around you is saying one thing, something inside of you just won’t let you quit. The pressure is not on you, but it’s on God. It is He that gives the strength and supernatural ability to finish anything that we start. Philippians 2:13 (KJV) says, “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”

Therefore, change your language! You will finish the race! You are not defeated. This shall not be a false start. You shall reap! You’re almost there! You are at the brink! I know you can see it! Don’t allow what is going on or the circumstances around you to change your language. Speak life, and may the language of Heaven be your greatest cheerleader so that you may keep running and finish.



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About the Author

Yvonne Britt’s love and compassion for people led her to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her intercession on behalf of those around her is evident in her new book A Diary of Prayers. Outside of her profession, the author is a lover and a faithful servant of Jesus Christ.