Game of Life
The easy way out.
There’s no pill to make you good at your sport. Sure, performance enhancing drugs can have a physical impact but if you’re no good at the game, it won’t matter how good your body is.
Getting good at your game takes practice. And experience. Messing it up and learning what you did wrong. Every great sportsman fails more than they succeed. But they are great because they keep going until they succeed.
So why should it be any different with my spiritual life? Being a man of faith is a journey where I constantly fall, and God picks me up, dusts me off and says “Okay, what did that teach you?” Like when I’m coaching, and my team loses, I will always say “We only lost if we don’t get it right next time.”
There is no pill for faith. There is no easy way to live a powerful faithful life. But there is an amazing way. Like being the best sportsman you can become, being the best person you can be will require you to fall and learn.
If you want to live a full and excellent sporting life, there is no easy way out. It’s the same with your spiritual life. It won’t be easy. If it was easy, it wouldn’t be worth having. However, like a good coach, God has promised that every single thing you go through will be worth it. And I have found that to be true again and again. I bear the scars, but I can also join the winners’ celebrations. Often in the same week.
What do great sportspeople and a great life have in common? Tears and cheers. There are lots of tears. And lots of cheers. Anything else is a life half lived and a game played badly.
26/11/2017 / Kit Densley