It has been a long time since I have blogged about anything in here. Trust and believe that life been happening. It has been happening everyday and now….I need to get it out.
Late last night, I posted on Facebook about my daughters basketball tournament this weekend. Never have I ever been this amped about a game. But it wasn’t just about the game, it was the totality of the weekend.
When a basketball tournament preached!!!! What those girls did this weekend was nothing short of amazing!!!! Do you really hear me??? They showed what a prayer, a changed mindset and a different attitude will do. They made a conscious decision that after what happened yesterday when they played this team of WAY OLDER PLAYERS again that they were gonna switch things up and give it all they had. They played with nothing but 5 players all weekend…..FIVE…NO SUBS….15 MINUTE HALVES ..2 MINUTE HALFTIMES …. 2 TIMEOUTS PER HALF…NO CARRY OVERS..4 GAMES…AND WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST A TEAM THAT WAS UNDEFEATED all weekend until the championship game…..I have never seen anything like this and I’m so glad I got to witness it! They had their faith and each other and it gets no better than that!!!!
I’m taking a lesson from the Fantastic 5…no matter what it looks like….get up…show up and come out swinging and if you got some folks willing to swing with you…LET’S GO!!!
In a manner of moments , these girls changed the whole game and not just on the court but in life. The day before they were upset,mad and frustrated at the game, the refs, the other team and each other. They apologized to each other and decided to change their whole mindset. The day of the championship, along with their coach, they mapped out a game plan for the court and encouraged each other to keep their cool, not get frustrated and to simply just do their best. Before they took the court, they got in a huddle and a player prayed. Everything that happened on that court after that was simply amazing and miraculous! Why was it so miraculous? Because this is the same team that beat them the day before 22-0. This is the same team that is full of sophomores, juniors and possibly seniors who were playing in a 7th/8th grade girls division (yes, they lied about their age and you could tell in more ways than one and one of our parents checked it out). This is the same team who trash talked and THOUGHT they had secured the win because of what happened the day before. What they didn’t realize is that they may have been playing the same team from before but things had changed. They had made a choice and stuck by it as a team. They decided to not be defeated before going in. They decided to switch gears. The day before they lost to that team 22-0 but the 2nd meeting, the championship, they defeated them 25-23. Read that Facebook post again above….and really see how amazing it really is and come back to finish reading….
Amazing, right? It left me thinking all last night after we go home and a lot today…wondering….is it really that simple? Can you really just make a choice, do it and begin to change the course of your life? Did simply praying a prayer and doing your part make things different? The answer to those questions is YES!
This is what I took away from it all:
- You cannot handle people the way you used to. Who you one knew may not be who you know now.
- Prayer works when you are sincere and on one accord whether it is with a group or just with God. Pray from your heart with sincerity. He knows your heart.
- If you want a different outcome in any area of your life, then it starts with you making a solid choice and putting in the work to bring that choice to life.
- You must learn to be patient. Sometimes those prayers will get answered quick while others may take a while. Be patient in the wait because I guarantee that there is a reason why it is taking so long to come to pass. Everything is done in His timing, not ours AND we must actually be ready for whatever it is we are praying for and that is solely left up to God. He knows us better than we know ourselves. You may THINK you are ready but He KNOWS when you are ready.
Needless to say, the whole weekend jumpstarted something in me and taught me some valuable lessons that I am truly taking to heart. I hope that it hits home for whoever is reading this, too. You will be amazed at what you can do when you make a decision and work that decision. You will be amazed at what happens, when you pray that simple, genuine, sincere prayer about what you need in life or when you just talk to Him about what is going on. It’s not like he doesn’t know because He knows everything. He is just waiting on you to come to Him about it. When you go to Him, He can begin that work on your behalf while you also put that work in on YOUR behalf.
So the question was is it really that simple? Once again, the answer is yes! Sometimes you need a little reminder and this was apparently mine. I have a duty to pass it on to you.
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This is is the FANTASTIC FIVE! GREAT JOB LADIES!!!