Game of Life
I am so childish!
There’s something very cool about watching little kids play the sport I love and have grown up with. Even the littlest toddlers get the idea and want to play like the grown-ups do. The problem for them is, they just can’t do it the way the grown-ups do. It’s like when I have a kick of the footy with mates and we imagine we look like the guys on the TV. But we know we’re not.
When I watch Olympic hockey players I see their skill and dedication and I know I’d love to play like them. But I don’t. The only thing we have in common is passion.
And it’s the same with my faith. I watch great men and women of faith all around me and think “I wish I could be like them”. But I’m not. But that shouldn’t be a problem. I have found that every truly wise and truly faithful person would say the same thing. They wish they were better at it too!
They too want to keep getting better and they also know that they are not as good as they can be. Just like me. The best hockey player can still be beaten. Just like me. The worlds fastest runner will lose. Just like me. The person of great faith is still always under attack. Just like me.Those little kids mucking about at the game I love, they have still got a lot to learn. Just like me.
There are many reasons the Bible says that I should have faith like a child. A child is passionate and engaged. A child knows they need to keep growing. A child plays because playing is, itself, winning! And it’s the same with my sport, or my faith. I hope to always be a child when I play, no matter how good I might get, in my faith and in my sport. I just love learning to do it better. Isn’t that the point of the game?
20/08/2017 / Kit Densley