By Roger Lipe
Most people around us see people in sport as talented and suddenly successful – but they can’t see the countless hours, days, weeks, months, and years of preparation that have led to our team’s success. Think about the investment of time and energy that your team has already invested in this season. Is that investment a guarantee of success? How will we handle it if we don’t have immediate success?
- Do you ever get tired of practice?
- Does it sometimes seem that all your hours of practice seem to go for nothing?
- Does success occasionally seem terribly distant to you as you are training?
Galatians 6:9 shares, “So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.”
- When do people grow tired of doing the things that lead to success?
- What does is mean that we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up?
- Tell about a time when you became tired in the process of training, practices, running, and success seemed rather distant.
- Who do you know to be someone who did not give up, but found success after a long time of preparation?
- How does one stay focused on his or her goals when success seems to be so far away?
- Today as you pray and prepare, see the presence and speech of your teammates and friends as fuel for your heart.
- Practice, train, and compete with great power and passion.
- Don’t lose heart if you’re tired – press on, you will achieve success if you don’t grow weary and give up.
Memory Verse: “So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9