“Only the disciplined ones in life are free. If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods and passions.”
Like most of the running world I am obsessed with Eliud Kipchoge. Not only is he amazing athlete but he’s a wellspring of encouragement and a testament to the absolute insane things these bodies that God gave us are truly capable of. Watching him effortlessly pull away from the lead pack and put well over a minute of time between himself and the next fastest runner was truly astonishing as he blasted the course earning a gold medal in the marathon at the Tokyo Olympics.
The announcers labeled him a “humble warrior” and he proved to be so indeed. This quote from him is so appropriate whether it be our athletic endeavors, our work performance, or our faith; discipline and discipleship, is the path to freedom. Constantly giving in to our whims and desires keeps us in the same place, or worse, moving backwards.
He finished the marathon in 2:08:36 – my goodness….