Game of Life
Doubt like a winner.
Like any sportsperson, I love to tell stories about amazing games.
So, on the weekend my team was down three nil. Then, with about 15 minutes to go, I managed to slot in two quick goals. Were they any good? Ask me, I’ll tell you! And then, long story short, we lost the game 2-4. Why? Disbelief.
For a lot of the game it was a case of both teams believing they could win. Then my team was down but we fought back and found some belief within and clawed back the score… but then we stopped believing, stopped fighting as hard, let THEM dictate who was winning. And we lost.
And it seems to be like that in every game. Watch Wimbledon, watch the world cup of anything, watch kids in school sport uniforms, it’s not just about skill and stamina, it’s hugely about belief. You can see it wax and wane, see one team grow in self-belief and then fall again.
And it’s exactly the same in my spiritual life. I believe in Christ. I know I do and I always will.
But sometimes, what that means can fade in and out. Sometimes I hear the arguments of the opposition and they seem convincing and I forget to believe what I believe. And I start to lose. But then I remember what I believe and come storming back because I know what I believe and what I believe matters.
Winning a game from three goals down is doable, and an amazing feeling, because it means I have fought my inner loss of belief and proven what I believe to be truth. In your walk of faith, the same holds true. You will find times when you doubt and it will push you down, but the greatest way to stage a comeback is always the same. In your game and in your life.
Always doubt your doubts and believe your beliefs.
16/07/2017 / Kit Densley