Monday, March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017 - Facing Adversity In The Game

With the arrival of March Madness, college basketball games have taken on some more intensity; over and over I heard commentators this past weekend commenting on the games being like they were already in the tourney…

One of the games I watched included a coach that always appears to be intense. On Saturday his team was winning but you would never have known it from watching the coach; he looked like a crazy man on the sidelines. Any little thing that didn’t go the way he wanted and he was screaming and huffing and puffing and snorting… you get the picture.

My problem with this is that a coach should be the one to keep players focused on the game plan, make adjustments, and show confidence in the process… He shouldn’t look out of control if he is wanting his players to play with control.

Yes, his team was winning Saturday and playing with some intensity, which some would say was modeling their coach. Yet I don’t believe they can win the tournament because of how the coach, and thus the players, respond when adversity hits.

As a believer, our goal should be maturity, Christ-likeness; which includes how we respond to adversity. The secret to this is found in trusting the process… trusting the Coach.

If you want a blessing this week read Psalm 107!

Over and over the “commentator” states, “Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!”

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