More analogies from soccer

I brought up the boy’s soccer before, but I wanted to dig a little deeper.  There is something else I see when I watch the boys playing.  I see a microcosm of the way most people live their lives. There are some who go out and try to make something happen, but most of them are just waiting for something to happen.  They are reactive rather than proactive.

We were talking about life with some people the other day and one of them said something to the effect of, “I really do not make any decisions, my life is dictated to me.”  Now if they had been a teenager or an E1 I might not think much of it, but this was a middle aged adult.

You are the captain of the ship of your life.  Admiral God has given you some orders.  You can either carry them out, or you can complain about the wind blowing this way and the current from that way.  A large percentage of the people I meet, from all parts of the world, are of the throw up the hands variety – “What could I do?”

This is not the kind of life I see being advocated in the Bible. Gird up the loins of your mindBe ready for every good work. Set your minds on things above. If I perish, I perish. …will not allow you… beyond what you are able. Thoroughly equipped for every good work. Walk in the Light as He Himself is in the LightI can do all things…

Is your world driving you, or are you driving your world?

5 thoughts on “More analogies from soccer

  1. Great blog! I tell my students all the time “There are those who make things happen, those who watch things happen” which you spoke about, but you forgot the last group of people. “Those who wonder what happened.” You may not see them as much in your line of work, but most of my clientele fall into this category 🙂

  2. Very true. The biggest problem is – sometimes it’s really hard to concentrate on the main purpose, not on the stuff around it. We have to remind ourselves to see the forest behind the trees.

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