THE MARATHON RUNNER: AN ALLEGORY
Eagle Wing dimmed the cheering voices as she stepped to the starting line. Bare-footed as was the culture of her country, she was sure and fleet of foot and ready for the marathon lying before her. Mapped out in her head she could revise every twist and turn, but her success depended upon the force of energy and guidance within her that was the Holy Spirit of her God.
Breathing deeply and focussing her vision on the distance, she took her place amongst the crowd of runners. No kneeling at a starting block as in a sprint, bunched up ready to shoot out of the starting position, extend herself a short distance, and touch the finish line – for her, this would be a race of endurance. Endurance she had learned over a long time of discipline, falling and picking herself back up, learning from her mistakes.
Her God had taught her as they walked and ran in the fields. Her feet had been bruised and had needed healing. He had left His throne – for he was a King – to tend to her. He had bathed them, washed them, and tended them until they were steady, strong and fast. This was the nature of the Kingdom she came from.
He had talked to her often, as they walked and ran, about the marathon that was to come. Gradually her understanding grew until one day she felt confident in her ability and empowered to run her race.
The runners around her now, pushing and jostling for position, were all wearing high tech trainers. They all seemed taller than her, but she was not daunted. She had been taught her worth, her ability and her identity as a King’s daughter. Her name described the strength and power of her identity, the ability to soar above all difficulties and the impact she had when flying in her gift. It also signified the Freedom of her land and its culture. She was a first-time runner in this marathon, a marathon to the end, but she was confident and expectant. Fear would come and face her as he always did – but she had been taught to look beyond him, outface him or ignore him. And now the day had come, for the real race. /Martina Davis copyright July 2016.
I continue to plan and write my Eagle Wing: Releasing to Rise series with my first book, Who Are You? The Identity Key. Enjoy the journey with me!
RUN YOUR RACE. YOU WERE CREATED FOR IT.
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