Episode Summary

Let’s keep it real. Life can be tough. There are times when hard situations arise where the last thing you think of is victory. When the prospect of tomorrow looks bleaker than the back side of the moon. I’m here recognizing the fact, that though sometimes as hard as we may try to strategize a plan for the success of our tomorrow, the battle being fought in our minds for our lives is being waged in the present moment. That cry calling for immediate help, motivation, just to take the next step is seen, heard and acknowledged.

In this episode of Victory in Mind, I share how during a challenging time in my life, focusing on primarily seemingly insignificant and unremarkable positive aspects of my life, helped me go through the tough situation I was facing. It didn’t immediately change the situation, but by focusing on things I could be grateful for, I managed to get the strength to live into the next moment and the next until an attainable solution was realized.

It is my desire that you will find encouragement for whatever situation you are battling through. That you would find the victory.

Time Code Guide

[00:00:43] Welcome greeting to today’s episode of Victory in Mind podcast by host Waceke Wambaa. Gratitude sounds so innocuous. It sounds like, okay, been there, done that already. But it is foundational in terms of being one of the key ingredients to getting victory. 

[00:01:35] Central real life story introduced to include impact of Tropical Storm Allison.

[00:03:34] The storm causes a crisis. Thankfully there are people helping for a limited time period.

[00:04:36]Viable solutions were almost non-existent. The situation was bleak.

[00:05:11] Purposed to focus on the one thing I had control over in that one moment in time – my mind. My attitude. My emotions were another matter altogether.

[00:08:20] A glimmer of hope after a challenging time of despair.

[00:10:20] Thoughts on aspects of what looked initially like a hopeless situation with a hopeless strategy employed, actually become fuel for attaining Victory in my Mind for that entire time period in my life.

[00:11:58] Encouragement. Purpose of this podcast, Victory in Mind. Thank you so much for listening. I’m your host, Waceke Wambaa thanking you for joining me on our podcast today.

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Remember you have a future. You have a hope.


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Now when tropical storm Allison hit, it flooded the basement of our school. I had been in this school and finished up my undergrad studies there and had worked in catering to put myself through school and I had dealt with administration there. And so we were a satellite campus.


This lovely classmate friend Colleen, “Shout out to Colleen G” at that time! She housed me for about three weeks. I lived out of a suitcase. Here, I am going through school. I don't have financial resources to say, okay, I can find an apartment just cause I knew what I had and what I had was less than $400 for rent at that time.


So I was like, okay. Okay. You know what I'm going to start saying thank you. Thank you, God that I have a place to sleep for the night. Thank you that I have a bus that I can take to get there, that's within walking distance to school, and I just remember each step forward was almost a metaphor to getting victory.


I go ahead and cross over to the other side of the street. And as I'm looking at the bus route, I see a bus stop where I was, then continue on the route. I had crossed over to the wrong bus stop and its its picked backup raining.


It felt like I had arrived home. I had been living on a futon for a couple of weeks and, and I remember going to the room where they said, okay, just go ahead and refresh and you can come out and you can go ahead and we can have dinner together. I remember this weight being lifted off my shoulders, that everything was going to be okay. I just said, okay, God, I would love to just have a place. All I ask is, is a setting like this, a bed and a chair in the corner.


We can try and figure it out.