I saw resilience

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I saw resilience
as she held her dream
And the voices whispered
It’s hard you know
The journey is long and slow
How far will you go?

I saw resilience
Whatever it takes she said
And the voices whispered
It’s a lonely path
Only a few dare to tread
Remember how you bled
as your heroes fled

I saw resilience
I will take the blows she said
And the voices whispered
The odds are against you
You’re not cut out for the prime
It’s just a matter of time
when you break in the climb

I saw resilience
In pain I may sigh she said
But when I fall I rise
I wait not for sunshine
nor for blue skies
For I see the prize
The finishing line
Come what may
The race is mine
And I keep running

When I was in the 11th grade, God said, “Sachin, if you want to live the normal life, I will still bless you. But I’m asking if you’re willing to submit your life to the purposes I have for you.”

Since then I have been following God’s lead, to be at the right place, at the right time, doing His will not mine.

But this journey is not an easy one. It’s a fight of faith. There are battles within and outside. Even in our imperfections we can keep going because God’s unfailing love and His counsel imparts life and hope in us. 

God has set a race for you. It’s uniquely designed and yours to finish. The voices will whisper ‘Who do you think you are, you don’t have what it takes, you’re just a dreamer.’

A few weeks back Holy Spirit said to me, “If you have an aim to run for, keep running”. He was implying that in the midst of the noise, chaos and clutter in the world, having an aim will keeps us focused. 

What is that you want to do with your life, time, talent, and money? 

When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.

— Mary Oliver, When Death Comes, 1992

Life is a vapor, time is a gift, don’t squander it. Live in such a way that you will have no regrets. God is your greatest encourager. Seek Him, find your race, be resilient, and keep running.