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The Tale of The Tortoise and The Hare


How it go my people?! I've been meaning to create this post from this morning but I got distracted. My attention span has always been lil short. [side eye]


But, Alas, here I am.


So, last night as I was drifting off to sleep I saw a tortoise and a hare. And no, it ain't cause I saw one that day. Nah! We don't have those where I'm from, so it was obviously a sign or some shit. [I'm beginning to take special note of what I see, hear or feel when I'm falling asleep as there's always a message within it.] Once I got this sign I made intention of it and drifted into Lalaland.


To put what I'm about to say into context here's a synopsis. Now, I don't know how people story tell these days but most of us should know the tale of the tortoise and the hare right? Right. Boom, the story talks about a Hare who ridicules a slow-moving Tortoise. Like taunting him because of his "demeanor". Tired of the Hare's arrogant behavior, the Tortoise challenges him to a race right. So, the race starts. The hare leaves the tortoise in the dust. He was "hauling ass" as they'd say in my culture. [LOL. I don't know why that was so funny to me. lol. Focus girl.] Of course the hare was cocky. He was so confident of winning, that he takes a nap midway through the race. Smh. However, when the Hare woke up, he finds that the tortoise, crawling slowly but steadily, has arrived before him. The tortoise had won the race!!


When I woke up I asked God, "What do you need me to know?"


In that moment I remembered the scripture that says, "the race is not for the swift". You know me, I went straight to researching and found the exact scripture.


Ecclesiastes 9:11 NKJV

"I returned and saw under the sun that—

The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all."


Pause. Lemme preach for a minute.


I know when we look around it may seem like we are moving slowly or at a complete stand still. I feel that way everyday. But I believe God sent me this message to remind us that it doesn't matter. This life race ain't about who is the swiftest but who can endure to the end. Don't be discouraged because there are other people bouncing around at rapid speed; giving the illusion that they're winning. God wants us to know that as long as we trust him we will be victorious! We will win the race when it is the ordained time for us to do so.


Additionally, let's look at this Nor the battle to the strong. First illustration the came to mind was the story of David and Goliath. Goliath thought it was destined for him to win the battle because he was a giant. Obviously he is the strongest. But it was actually destined for David a young boy to slay him. Not with a sword. Not with a knife. But with a sling shot and a rock. David did what he had to do with his sling and that giant did fall. If that ain't a message within itself! No matter how difficult it may be for you in this moment remember, "Time and chance happen to us all." Be confident and know your time will come.


I hope I ain't ramble too much but, this is just what I received from it. It blessed me and I hope it blesses you too.


Catch yal later!

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