I have been a runner most all of my life starting back in high school. I just love to run, and now that I am a little bit older, I suppose the category depends on the body that I wake up with on that particular day. So if I wake up feeling right, the day will be a good day to run; however, if I wake up not feeling so right, the day will still be a good day, but a good day to get my jog on. And the thing that makes a good run day even better is something that most runners know, love, and cherish: the runner’s edge. It’s like in the fast & furious movies right when the race is nearing its end, and to win the race, Dom hits “his” turbo button at the right moment to surge pass the other driver who also has hit his turbo button. I guess the moral behind the turbo button is to make it be an extension to your edge, and not depend on it to just be your edge . If you are in the race, and the only thing that you are hoping to do is to out turbo another driver once you get close to the finish line, then the only thing that the other driver needs to beat you is to have a better turbo to his engine than you have once he gets close to the finish line. The driver that makes the turbo boost or button the edge from the beginning of the race will not be wining the race. Now the driver that makes the turbo boost or button a part of his edge at the right time in the race will have the chance to win the race. When a runner is running with the edge, the runner is running with an extension of the runner. If the runner is firing on all cylinders from early in the race, the runner’s edge, or the runner’s ability to run like a turbo button has just been pressed, will kick in and surge that runner ahead for as long as the runner can maintain the firing on all cylinders. The edge will continue for as long as the runner can keep showing the activity first given that extended the edge to the runner in the first place. And because the runner’s edge came from that which is true to the runner, it will stay with the runner as long as the runner can stay true to the edge. What you have in you, whether you be a runner with the edge, or whether you be a driver with his turbo boost; it’s all about what you have in you before the race even begins. Can Father Trust You To Keep Showing Him?
The one thing in common of all runners that I have seen from being a runner no matter where I’ve ran: in the Midwest, in the South, on the East Coast, and now on the West Coast, is that they all have the same beginning. I have seen almost 100 percent of all the runners that line up to start their run, they actually start their run. It could have been a March of Dimes run, a run with their athletic club, a run down the street to the park with a friend, or the long run by Forrest Gump all over the place: many of the runners may not have finished the run that they started, but they did start it. I was talking to my best friend about this just recently, as running and business are my things for material examples; and he was telling me that he experiences the same thing in the family business. I had mentioned the examples of the runner being extended the runner’s edge, and how the driver of the fast car would just know when to extend the turbo boost to his already good driving to win the race. Then I asked him what seemed to be the problem that he was experiencing in his business? He simply said this, the people in my business: they will not stick with what they have started long enough. They have to stick long enough to allow the edge from my business to be extended through them in order for them to receive that which they hope for.” My best friend also told me that like the runner and the driver, it all depends on what they have in them before they even start the particular operation that’s next. My best friend says that like the runner and the driver, all of his people too, will usually all start the operations that are next; but many of them will not finish the operations. And many will get right up to where they are about to be extended the edge to have the staying power needed to finish and win, but they end it right as the edge is being released through them: I don’t know, says my best friend, I don’t know. I told my best friend that I knew from being a runner for so long, that my heart and my my mind had to be in agreement when I am running. There are times when things show up inwardly as well as outwardly to give me a reason to end the run right there; but because I run on the strength of what’s in my heart, as well as that in which I think on, I am always able to finish the run I start. I told my best friend that I have been running since I left high school, and that I have only not finished a run on three occasions since then: once I just ran to far from base, and I just couldn’t get back without walking a lot; and then I had a meniscus tear to stop me as I landed wrongly, and the third I can’t remember if I even actually stopped. My best friend was inspired by the reasons in which I revealed to him the things that were my strengths to always continue on no matter what maybe knocking on my door to stop me. And he wanted to leave me with a special word to always remember from the family book: Proverbs 23:7, “ For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” And I said thank you to him, my best friend, as I edge on. Can Father Trust You To Keep Showing Him?
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.