Fussers Or Fighters
It must be very disappointing for a football player, who's all pumped up to play the game, ready to go, ready to win, to be wiped out by the enemy on the first play of the game. He has to set on the bench and watch everyone else do what he was dreaming of, play the game he loves. All he can do is pray and cheer his other team members on to the win. He may miss out on a few games because of the injury because injuries need to heal.
Now a true leader will show a good spirit about himself even when he himself has lost hopes in getting to play. He will set on that bench and be the best bench sitter he can be. He won't sit their pouting...He will sit their praying and showing a positive attitude that will help his fellow football players fight for the win.
I knew of a Christian who was discouraged, not by an enemy, but by another Christian who made a false judgment , and accused him. The Christian who passed judgment went to many others and spread the accusation and single handedly benched a faithful player who wanted to win. He was taken out by a teammate.
I guess you can say, the enemy blindsided him through a friend and as a result the injured warrior sets on the sidelines until he's spiritually well enough to lead again.
Sometimes we go through disappointments that are designed to try our faith. We have a choice at these times to be either fussers at the sidelines or fighters at the sidelines. I want to be a fighter weather in the game or setting on the sidelines. That's what I want to be, that's what I pray to be.
How about you? Have you been hurt out on the field....are you fussing, or are you fighting to be the best you can be where ever you are? Where ever you are, attitude can either give you the win or give you the loss. Be a leader in the game and be a leader on the sidelines.
Susan Y Nikitenko
July 21st, 2014
Devotional - Football
Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
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