>>> My first basketball team as a coach was good. The first day I saw these guys had been playing together for a while and were really good. The first few practices went well and a starting 5 became clear. We ran plays like clock work. --- But after the first game when we were beaten by 40 points we began to realize “maybe we aren’t that good”. We had no defense and no wind, no stamina, and no power on the boards. We got discouraged but not defeated. We were down but not out. --- I began to run wind sprints till their tongues hung out. We worked on defense, full court press, boxing out, power rebounding , throwing elbows. WE CHANGED, and began to win a few games.
But we had to see ourselves as we really are, WE STUNK! -
God will always challenge us and bring things into our lives to make us look into the mirror. And the only honest view of ourselves is to see stinking rotten sinners, begging at the foot of God.
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