Daily in life we are faced with opposition from every side. We deal with challenges that sometime are imposed upon us by those who are not amused by our progress. There is a truth that we must realize if we are to finish the race. When the athletes get ready to race (Marathon) they depart and go to the mountain place for training. At these places they risk their live; the wild animals may attack them even so, in the process they may fall ill and die. They expose their bodies to hush and uncomfortable lifestyle. When they get to the stadium for the competition there they meet people who didn’t go to the mountain together with them, so they don’t understand what it has taken these great athletes to be in the race. Some encourage them and vice versa. It is the determination and the realization of the athlete that he is trained enough and “no weapon…and every tongue that rises against him/her shall not prosper… at this moment he/she begins to realize victory. Though the words of the crowd may affect the performance of the athlete they are taught to mute there system to the crowd.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.