The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
In 2014, Eritrean-born American Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon. As a former refugee from East Africa, his journey is nothing short of inspirational and his victory was very emotional to those who knew his story. In addition to winning in Boston, Keflezighi won the New York City Marathon and an Olympic medal. He’s the only one in history to do all three.
In his commencement address at National University, the patriotic, Christian man compared running to the real world. “Falling down is part of sports and life, but injuries heal and challenging circumstances can be overcome.”
To see someone from a poor, war-torn country achieve so much should encourage us all to try our best. Like me, you probably don’t have an Olympic medal in your future, but we can still start plugging away. Meb can be our inspiration as we seek to emulate the spiritual diligence of a long-distance runner.
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