This past week, our GBA Lady Lions earned our school’s first ever interscholastic athletic victory! It has not been a secret how hard these girls have been working. Between their home, church, school, and sports life– they have learned to manage themselves in a good way in order to accomplish all their priorities. I am very proud of them and give God the glory for their success.
It has been equally as exciting to see the support our sports teams have. The games have been well attended and this has been a great source of encouragement for our student athletes. It’s fun to watch some church members cheer our teams on.
When I read the Bible, it is amazing how God can use the principles and fundamentals in sports to teach us His will and way. The first verse that comes to mind is 2 Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God…” That sounds a lot like practice! Paul even uses the term “workman.” It takes work to succeed in sports and in our spiritual life. Why is it we work so hard to fulfill our physical and mental priorities that we forget about the spiritual? By the way, they are all God-given priorities which means, “Faithful is He who calleth you, who also will do it,” He will help us do well in all of it. God did not set us up to fail– but it will require some work! May I ask, how hard are you working right now?