Wednesday, March 2, 2016

You Can't Win Em All - Message Minute



Good morning, this is Topher from Washington Church of Christ bringing you your Message Minute.

Last night was a tough 1 point loss for the Hatchets in the sectional basketball tournament (click here to listen to the game on WAMW).  My heart goes out to those students, parents, and coaches that gave it their all.  My own highschool sports career saw many ups and downs playing baseball, wrestling, and serving from 1st seed on the tennis team.  My favorite memory was a sectional tennis tournament on my birthday where I received a standing ovation from the crowd of coaches, parents, and players who gathered to watch an epic battle.

Even though I lost my best match 19 years ago ending my highschool career, I look back with fondness  on the memory because of the wisdom I’ve gained.  I know now that how I played, how I shook hands, and the relationships I made during the season, meant so much more than the score of that match.  It's nice to be the winner, but no one wins all the time, and over time, most of us do realize there's a whole lot more important things to dwell on than winning and losing. 
FFHE Racquet Club in 2015
As a dad who still plays and coaches competitive sports (click here to see a few of the teams I've coached), I know that I won't win them all.  But I take special comfort in a Psalm that helps carry me through when the losses come.  Psalm 37:23-24 says, "The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in the Lord’s way, though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand. "

Above all the winning and losing, focus on delighting on the Lord, and the God we created heaven and earth will pick you up when you fall.  



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