Sep 16 2017

Lessons on Life Jesus from Football (Soccer)

John 16:33

In the world you have trouble, but take courage; I have overcome the world.

The below note from my dear brother in Kenya, Steve, encouraged me greatly. I know it will encourage you as well no matter what you are going through.

“I watched a local football match in a school playing ground. As I sat down, I asked one of the boys what the score was. With a smile, he replied; “They are leading us with 3-0”! And I said, REALLY!! I have to say you don’t look discouraged.

“Discouraged?” the boy asked with a puzzled look …Why should I be discouraged when the referee has not blown the final whistle? I have confidence in the team and the managers; We shall definitely overcome!
Truly, the match ended 5-4 in favor of the boy’s team! He waved at me gently, with a beautiful smile as he left; I was amazed, mouth wide open; Such confidence; Such beautiful faith.

As I got back home that night, his question kept coming back to me: “Why should I be discouraged when the referee has not blown the final whistle?”
Life is like a game. Why should you be discouraged when the Almighty God is your manager? Why should you be discouraged, when there’s still life? Why should you be discouraged when your final whistle has not sounded? The truth is that many people blow the final whistle themselves; But as long as there is life, nothing is impossible and it is never too late for you. Half time is not full time and HIS calendar for your life is not man’s calendar.

Don’t blow the whistle yourself. BE ENCOURAGED! DON’T GIVE UP. With God all things are still possible!” Never Ever Give Up. Everyday is a fresh start with potentials. .. keep the faith…. keep on believing in God. form or another.”

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Jesus promised us in John 16:33 – In the world you have trouble, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” Abide in Him and by His Holy Spirit and by His mighty hand you will see His victory in your life!!

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