Catholicism | the pages in my storybook
It seems sometimes that God is a real tough cookie. That He sets the bar so high that in our weakest moments it seems as if they are unrealistic.
Luckily, God isn’t that over-bearing coach who pushes to the point where we want to quit. He simply shows us the way, and allows us to run the drills on our terms.
If you’re a basketball fan, I’m sure you know who Phil Jackson is. He’s one of the best NBA coaches of all time. If you ever watch a Laker game, and they’re hitting a dry run, you’ll notice that Coach Jackson let’s them play through it for the most part. That he doesn’t call a timeout to regroup, but puts his players to the test of finding ways to dig in, get back into the groove, and play championship level basketball that they know they’re capable of. It’s tough to watch, but the players find ways to win.
I think God has a similar “coaching” style. That He let’s me feel the pressure of not being the best person I know I can be. I have my off days, just like Kobe does. But even during those days, Kobe still manages to average 20 points. I have to know, just as the Coach wholeheartedly believes, that I’m still capable of finding a way to give my best.
At the end of the day, what you give is what you get back. I have to give the best of myself in every situation. This is for my well-being, the success is just a byproduct.