The Power Comes From Within

And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within. — Eric Liddell, Chariots of Fire.
I watched Chariots of Fire again the other night. Eric Liddell trained for years to run in the Olympic games only to be told on the eve of the Olympics that the qualifying heats for the one hundred meter dash were on Sunday. For Eric, to run on Sunday violated God’s law. I bet all of us have had a similar experience just not of that magnitude where we find ourselves asking God, “Why?”
Each of us learns while riding the roller-coasters of life that despite what we may think God always gives us enough fuel in the tank to continue to see the race to the end. I have on several occasions thought my own engine was running on fumes. I bet you have as well.
My best advice to those who think they have no strength left, no friend left in the world, and no way out is to heed the words of Liddell. The power is always there and it comes from within.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. Great message & love that movie too. It’s very inspiring. My granddaughter is at Annapolis in Track/high hurler. When she runs, she’s on fire!

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