Sights from the Sidelines: You win some, You lose some

The Rhea County Academy Warriors have begun their first-ever sports team!  A combined team of Academy and home-schooled students are 1-1 after Friday and Saturday night games in the Bryan College gymnasium!  Way to go, Warriors!  The games were a great analogy of life.  The first game wasn’t much of a challenge for the guys (we were actually routing for the other team to get a few baskets).  Game two was just the opposite.  The Warriors played an experienced, high-energy team that forced quite a few turnovers.  When the pressure was turned up, we turned over.  In spite of that, however, we only lost by four (or six) points.  You win some, You lose some.  As the team licks its’ wounds, they can take solace in the fact that they still almost defeated a better team from a much bigger school.  Isn’t life a bit like the start of the Warriors’ season?  Some days aren’t very challenging.  We do what we’re supposed to and we notch a victory in the win column at the end of the day.  Other days, however, are much more difficult.  The pressure is turned up and we turn the ball over.  We get back up, and then we go right ahead and do it again…and again…and again…and again.  At the end of the day, our undefeated season is over.  We lick our wounds, hit the sack and open our eyes in the morning, ready for another game.  In reality, we’re not quite ready for new game until we’ve met with our Coach.  These morning meetings are indespensible for me.  I need time with Coach every day.  I read the playbook and talk with Him.  I find those forty-five minutes to be an absolute must if I have any hope at notching another victory.  If you are a Christian, my guess is that you have found the same to be a reality in your own life.  So, let me ask you:  Have you met with COACH today?  Have you spent time with God in Word and in prayer yet?  If not, minimize your internet browser and huddle!  Time with God easily trumps time on the computer.  Have a great weekend, friends!

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