The Road to Chicago (Part 4)

The Power of a Partner

“A genuine friend encourages and challenges us to live out our best thoughts, honor our purest motives, and achieve our most significant dreams.”

-Dan Reiland

Another one of the big lessons I learned throughout the whole marathon training process was the power of a partner. Pastor Larry has been my mentor since I graduated high school in 2003. Since then we’ve done so much together and now not only is he still one of my mentors, but he is also a great friend. We decided to run this marathon together in January and we’ve taken the journey together over the past 10 months. I’ve had so many great talks with PL over our 3-4 hour long runs on Saturday mornings and I could not have done everything we’ve done if he had not been by my side.

If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in Heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.

-Matthew 18:19,20

Is there anything more important than who we take the journey of our lives with? From family, to friends, to who we marry. You will go no further in life than the people you surround yourself with. That is an absolute fact.

So ask yourself… do you have friends, family members, and a possible significant other that encourages and challenges you to live out your best thoughts, honor your purest motives, and to achieve your most significant dreams?

If not I suggest taking the advice of one professional speaker, “My friends told me I could never be a professional communicator. So I did something about it. I went out and got some new friends.”

Who are you partnering with?


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