TODAY’S MANNA: Stamina Huh… PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 May 2014 11:17

BY Berlie G. Yap


I have an admitted fascination to a reality program in a cable channel titled “Manhunt” featuring an ex-US Navy SEALS—Joel Lambert. His expertise on survival and agility is exceptional. Such background gave him the edge to evade his hunting opposite. The game is to catch Lambert by a group of highly trained trackers who mostly are best military servicemen from the country where each episode is shot. The show really got me. It’s the kind of my favorite.

It takes stamina to survive to the real game called LIFE. A post is luminous every time, everywhere and it can be invisibly read, “The weakling can’t survive; the faint-hearted shall be the casualty”. In this world, the frightful bruise the first but the determined are the ones who are rewarded. “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous (men who have stamina) are BOLD as a lion.” Prov. 28:1 ESV

Strength is not defined to one’s muscles neither to his intelligence. It is on his ability in not giving-up on adversities. Like a tree, you would know that it is strong when it remains standing after the storm! A man can sob as he bleeds yet it is not a sign of weakness because as he perseveres he actually manifests, candidly, strength.

Tenacity is a mental discipline which we can inculcate to our inner man. Successful people do have a common quality which is their determination not by CONVENIENCE but by COMMITMENT.

Caleb and Joshua were renowned men because they were not terrified of the Anakims. Despite the unpopularity of their brave reports they remain in courage to declare that their enemies were meant to be “bread” for them. However, the crowd rather loved their rivals’ suaveness of fear and hesitations. Thus, the consequence was the whole first generation died in the wilderness without experiencing God’s promise. But the duo—they were able to cross to the other side to possess their inheritance. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Josh. 1:9

Courage is a virtue. Any person who has it is noble regardless whether he has or no education at all, rich or poor, a male or a female! Philippines must be exemplary as a free country because of our esteem we hold on women. There are some parts of the world today that do not value women as equal to men. Their custom demeans the female gender as only second class. Yet, the naked truth will forever stand that we are all created equal. Factis  there are countless of times and instances even, that women, instead, display more greatness than men. Gender is not the issue, it is dedication.

Our mouth confession is integrally connected to our daily momentum. What we say or speak are actually declarations decreeing either limitation or liberation to reach unchartered heights. Parents are an authority to the growth of their children. There is a father who everyday yells to his son “an idiot and worthless”. Now he mustn’t blame why the boy powerlessly forms as to be. Words are powerful!

When you speak to that person you see in the mirror positive things, you actually are building him a strong personality. Your “faith words” turn on your psyche’s switch relaying a message of strength and greatness in your system and releases chemicals in your body to help you make it and shapes you to have what it takes. Literally, it results to self-confidence—an impregnable ability that easily overcomes life’s circumstances and pushes you to succeed in any endeavor you take. Be strong and always have courage. God bless you.