You like sports? There are many great things about watching, playing, cheering on, training for, and enjoying sports.
These words came to me when I watched The Death Crawl scene from Facing The Giants movie again recently.
Many times people talk about the coach in a physical team sport and even ADMIRE how he pushes the players to their limits.
If the players whine in a physical sport, people seem to have less respect for them somehow (or at least I’ve seen that happen.)
“But, Coach, it was MY turn to catch the ball! How come HE gets to?! It’s just not fair!” Hmmmm… so many thoughts come to my mind about how people would ridicule an athlete if they fussed like this on the field (probably even off the field.)
You are an athlete. Your life is the event.
The Coach is giving you the training you need to get through the battles you face. He is on your side.
What if we realized God may work in this same way and what if we didn’t whine, “It’s just not fair!” What if we realized He’s training us to be stronger just like any good coach does?
PLEASE NOTE: Whining is NOT the same as talking or crying about the battles you face. Crying is sometimes VERY necessary and helps cleanse you. There are fans and cheerleaders in sports for a purpose and if you are silent about the personal battles you are facing then how can someone know you need support? And we ALL need support. It is OKAY and it is NOT weak to need and want support. If you feel alone, ASK God to send support. He does this.
And we know that ALL things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
ALL THINGS. Even the bad or hard stuff we live through.
Ask Him to empower you with the very right qualities and character to do the job He has for you. He does this.
And while you’re praying about these things and living your every day life, you can know I am cheering you on from the sidelines while you fight every day battles in front of you.
You CAN! You can do this! I believe in you! Just do not give up.