No matter how hard I try, how much effort I expend, there always seems to be someone there to point out how I am inadequate, how my efforts are misdirected, how my talents are limited, and how I don't spend enough time on (x).
On days like this, I know they're right.
"But I use my will, choose life, and reject its opposite, nothingness.
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Where does the power come from, to see the race to the end? From within.
Update: I had trouble finding the second half of the quote from the movie. But I finally found the full quote:
I want to compare faith to running in a race. It's hard. Requires concentration of will… energy of soul. You experience elation when the winner breaks the tape. Especially if you got a bet on it. So how long does that last? You go home maybe your dinner's burnt. Maybe you haven't got a job. So who am I to say believe…have faith in the face of life's realities. Though I'd like to do more, I can only point the way. I have no formulas for winning the race. Everyone runs in her own way or in his own way. Where does the power come from to see the race to its end? From within. Jesus said "behold the kingdom of God is within you
" " If with all your heart you truly seek me, you shall ever surely find me". If you commit yourself to the love of Christ then that is how you run a straight race.