Saturday, June 20, 2015

Success is Like a Balance Beam

All the world is watching you.  They see your every move.  Your life is carefully choreographed.  You know what a perfect score looks like because you've visualized your routine thousands of times in your head.  Then it happens.  You fall.  You ask yourself, "why did this have to happen?"  You already know how the the judges will respond.  What you do next will determine how far you will go in life.  This is my area of expertise.  I've fallen more times than Rocky in all his movies put together.  And I know something about the balance beam.  It's easy to blame your mistakes on the balance beam because it's not wide enough.  Or the judges because they come from a country that hates Americans.  Or your nerves because you weren't feeling 100% today.  What's not easy is taking personal responsibility.  It's not easy to get back up and try again.

Success is like a balance beam.  The difference between the winners and the losers is what happens after the fall from grace.  Ask yourself, "is it possible to do a little better today than yesterday?"  And remember only one judge matters.  His name is Jesus.  You were created in his image.  He sacrificed everything so you could have a shot at eternal life.  What are you going to tell Jesus on judgement day?  He's not focused on your falls.  He's been there, done that.  He knows how it feels when the world is against you.  Ask Jesus to help you get back on your feet.  You can do it.  Have a great day.

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