This Far By Faith (active productive faith)

“If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.”
― Harriet Tubman

Everyone’s faith, loyalty,  love and devotion will be tested. In fact the test manifest strengths and weaknesses that we all carry inside. You say you want it, and when you say it the universe will call you on your word. Is your word bonded to what you say you want?

Relationships are very beautiful when first cemented , a new home and the new feeling we get when we enter it is hardly matched, there isn’t a man reading this who doesn’t enjoy the feeling of having those gaze as you ride in your new vehicle.  you never see a man or woman more proud then when they have attained something new.

Are you building yourself for the journey you said you wanted to take? New things become old things, as time reaches us all. Any fool can get a new thing, it’s really nothing to brag about.  Can you stand the test of time, and persevere through hellish moments to proceed through the journey at any and all cost?


I deeply admire distance runners because of the preparation it takes to get the mind and body right to run a protracted distance. You have to start with the belief before you have the ability. The belief is key, what story do you believe about yourself?

Some days distance runners fall short in their preparation and fail to meet their mark. The distance runner sees where he is falling short and takes the steps to meet and overcome all obstacles. Inch by inch anything is a cinch. Its not about the speed, its about the journey. 

The journey seperates the boys from men & the women from the girls. Any time you set out to do something of consequence a test is attached to the thing you set out to do. The bigger the desire, the harder the test , GREATER THE REWARD. Never forget that.

Will You Go The Distance

What is the difference between the relationships that fail and those that suceed?  The difference between the new business owner who fails and the one who succeeds?  The difference between  a new idea that succeeds and one that fails? 

They all set out on a new and exciting journey.  The roads to each journey are similar.  All make mistakes,  and fall short on the road to their freedom. Those that fail and those that succeed both make decisions. One makes a decision using eyesight while the other makes a decision using mindsight. The only difference is one stops and goes back to what he or she was trying to get away from, while the successful man & woman decided to keep going no matter what they are faced with.

Will you make mistakes? Yes, many times, correct them as you go. Will you fall? Yes, get up dust yourself off and keep pushing. Circumstance will reveal you to yourself, some things you will be proud of and other things you get better at….but NEVER STOP AND TURN BACK.

Some people can take the journey as long as the road is smooth and its in the cool of the day, but when the road gets rough and it gets a little hot some turn around. Ask yourself why did you come this far? What’s back there for you? …….

Lets get right and go the distance,  Let’s stand up like our ancestors stood up….we’ve got this far by faith,  an active God backed faith. As the book of James (2:22) says “You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works”.

Life is a struggle and those who don’t want to struggle are dead already.
– Hon. Min. Minister Louis Farrakhan

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
-Maya Angelou

Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
– Booker T. Washington

To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping
– African Proverb

A difficult journey will make you daring and harden your will.
– Nigerian Proverb


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