As I came upon this story, I felt I needed to share it too. To see another person in a race make sure their first place competitor was able to finish spoke volumes to me. This is not a common practice whether in a marathon or in our everyday lives. Let’s take a moment to discuss further.
The common practice of so many is to outdo the other. Let’s be honest, there is a lack of empathy and even a lack of encouragement of what you are accomplishing. Oftentimes, there is a sense of competition as you would see in a race. This real life example in this marathon demonstrated a uncommon compassion and selflessness.
It is with this in mind, that we can be encouraged to do the same. Would you, if you had the opportunity? What if that was you stumbling at the end, so close to the finish; would you appreciate someone’s help? If you are a believer in the Lord then you may want to be honest about where your heart is. Some would immediately say, of course I would do the same but truth be told there are so many right now around us in need of help and yet we are not doing the same.
Struggles do not have to be broadcast to be evident; we just have to become more sensitive and aware of those around us; especially if it is not obvious like in this race. Let’s consider how we can encourage and build others up in this New Year and stop ourselves from tearing others down.
Lastly, this runner was so determined to finish the race before her; she confessed she would do what it takes to accomplish it. This is another example of tenacity, endurance, someone who finishes what they start, faith, and perseverance. She did not let anything get in the way of finishing especially with the finish line so close.
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