Game of Life
What Off Season?
I dedicate a lot of time and energy to improving my game and coaching my teams to improve.
But the season is over.
I’ll try and maintain my fitness, maybe play a bit of some other games, but the problem is, when you’re not in the heat of the season, when the competition and the game is not a fierce burning in your life, it’s easy to be distracted by other things. Like NOT exercising. Eating too many burgers, all that stuff I avoid during the season because I need to be at my peak.
And it’s the same in my spiritual life. When I’m not involved in the heat of the competition, like the times I know God is doing something specific or I’m involved in some project that is great for the kingdom, when that ends, does my commitment?
Maybe I pray less because there is nothing burning right now? When the walk becomes a bit of a doddle do I just get lazy? If so, that’s a very dangerous place to be.
Soon I will need all my strength again, both in my sport and in my spiritual life. And if I’m flabby and out of shape, it’s going to seriously damage me. So, an ‘Off’ season is not a time to do nothing. It’s a time to stay strong, keep growing and getting ready for the heat of fierce competition.
The off season is not a time to do nothing, to vegetate. Spiritually or in my sport. It’s a time to step back and look at myself and my game and think about how I can play better, be better, coach better, next season. Because, sure enough, the off season will end and I need to be ready again because I love this game. I want to be good at it.
24/09/2017 / Kit Densley