February 17, 2019

Never, never, never give up! You are a winner!

My sister-in-law made me aware of a horse race that recently took place, called the Brooklyn Handicap. Her family has been interested and owned horses over the years. I also had an uncle who owned and trained races horses for years, but I have never connected with horses.

I am not sure why I even bothered to watch the video, which can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neWsMPzLY6w, but I did. I was so inspired I watched it three times in a row.

Calidoscopio, a ten year old horse, was trailing the leader by 30 lengths past the half way point in the race and won the race. This was only the second time in history that a ten year old horse has won at that level of competition in North America.

Not knowing the outcome of the race before watching it, I had no idea or expectation that the horse which was so far behind and out of the running would actually be the winner. What an inspiring lesson on the importance of never giving up, no matter how bleak the situation in the moment appears. We can also learn the lesson of, keep the faith. The jockey knew what the horse was capable of accomplishing and did not panic or change his approach to running the race, despite what everyone else was thinking and believing. It was obvious the announcer never considered Calidoscopio as a serious contender to win. Having the ability to see what others don’t through the eyes of faith, is incredibly powerful.

God’s Word reminds us “We are more than conquerors through Christ who loved us” (Romans 8:37). We have the ability, regardless of what anyone else says about us, to live victorious as we are willing to perfectly align our life with pure selfless love. Never, never, never give up! You are a winner! Continue to demonstrate in how you live your life.

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