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When The Power Of Your Mind Plays Its Part!!

Around two weeks ago, I stumbled upon a 2017 documentary by Nike and National Geographic whose aim was to showcase an attempt to break the Marathon’s two-hour barrier. This project was actually began by Nike in 2014, named Breaking 2 and it involved Eliud Kipchoge, Zersenay Tadese and Lelisa Desisa after screening of various athletes. The 26.2 miles race took place at the Monza Formula 1 racetrack, near Milan, Italy which was notably not open to the public.

It was truly interesting to see the preparations of around two years that involved scientists who worked intensely on the various dynamics to get the three athletes to run below two hours. So there was the aspect of nutrition, weather, recovery and genetics. There was also an attempt before the main race that helped all involved parties to improve further on the details of the preparations.

Image by Nike

Just to make it clear, the aim of this post is not to promote any product. However, much appreciation is definitely from the insides of me for the much effort, time and finances put into the thought, preparation and actual deliberate attempt to overcome the barrier. I, for one, was not even aware of the great fear that people had concerning this subject matter. That it is extremely impossible to achieveπŸ€”πŸ˜±πŸ˜©πŸ™†πŸ™‰!!

Before watching this video, I had been in a season of my life that needed much confession and visualization of my heart’s desires to become a better person. To be more precise, I would literally take a few minutes every now and then or when my mind reminded me of this commitment (OopsπŸ˜‡!!) to just think through the day’s events which led to thinking of my life. This visualization topic was truly nailed in my brain when I listened to a certain preacher on TV who I also stumbled upon….cannot remember her name to be honest but the message stuck with me. I must point out that the little research on this topic on the internet led me to a lot of promotion of material prosperity gospel which is not really my aim πŸ€πŸ˜¬πŸ€—!!

My focus of late has been to tame my thoughts from overrunning, so, that has often forced me to literally lock myself in my room and stay silent after the end of an eventful day. The process of filtering my emotions and finding the root cause has been a deliberate process of loving me. This also allows me to be true to myself to firstly improve the relationship with the inner me through better understanding and evaluation.

Now back to Breaking 2, my highlight of the documentary was Eliud Kipchoge. Not because he won the race with a 2:00:25 eecord and neither is it because he is Kenyan and a great legend in world athletics. But simply because of the state of mind he portrayed throughout. The confessions of his mouth were truly inspiring to me. They were not filled with pride of his own abilities or experiences but more of humility. Even the scientists working alongside him could note the same trait. He oozed out confidence in how he handled himself!! You cannot truly understand what am saying until you watch this video.

To be honest, just thinking about it, reminds me of Jesus….you know the movies of him walking with a gentle spirit teaching, feeding, and encouraging all those around him. But despite that lowly appearance, within him lied great powerπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ˜‡πŸ˜Š!! And he did great miracles and wonders with the same personality. Oh how far am I from this perfection but I choose to be inspired and encouraged to press on this journey!!

Hope you get motivated and encouraged as I was when you read and watch the video. God bless and see you next week FridayπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‡πŸ˜‰!!

#Breaking2 #Hopeforyouandme #Lawofvisualization

Does This Beautiful World Really Need Men?

As I begin to pencil my thoughts for this post, various emotions run through me. Most of all I feel a deep sense of appreciation for the male gender. I celebrate every father, husband and brother in this universe. Yeah Yeah, Yeah I know it was International Women’s Day just yesterday!

This post is for the men who are wounded, the men who have failed over and over again, men who have lost hope, men who desire to become better but do not know how.

I believe greatly in God’s wisdom and plan for this globe and men,you are a central part of it. There is great meaning and therefore, responsibility for the first human being to have been of this gender. It is no coincidence. This post is not to add anymore pressure for you to rise to the occasion but rather to send a message that there is actually hope for you. Yes you!

Men, we need you, we love you and very much desire to see you rise to greater heights. Not just in terms of wealth and fame, but things that matter like fatherhood, priesthood, true leadership and great governance.

My heart deeply goes out to you as I see the despair state your hearts are in but honestly do not know how to help. The immense struggle and pressure of the society on you to rise to the occasion especially after the many a times you have failed.

I am not a man and will never be one thus I admit I will never have an idea of how it feels to be in your shoes given the various backgrounds you all come from, some favourable while some very much saddening.

Many of you have wounds that cannot be expressed with words and stay hidden in the deepest parts of your hearts only to be aroused by the darkest hours of the night accompanied by endless streams of tears that cannot be dried by even the softest cotton pillow.

I do know of a man who can be a great role model. Yes, He did come on this earth in the form of a man but with immense power given by His Heavenly Father. He may not have gone through the exact same upbringing as you but He did grow up as a man, well over 30years.

And the amazing thing is that despite the fact that He may not exist physically right now, He is very much available and eager to assist you through your journey of life. You can read about Him in a book whose writings were inspired by the very Spirit that unnaturally caused His conception through a virgin woman.

Without being ashamed, His Great name is Jesus Christ. I promise I will not lead you to eat a fruit from the serpent as Eve did to Adam. He is the truth, the way and the life. Let Him feed you His word and fill you with the Holy Spirit as you read about Him through the pages of the Bible. Let Him show you the right way to real Manhood!