Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dave Daubenmire -- Christianity’s Prevent Defense

Dave Daubenmire -- Christianity’s Prevent Defense:

Athletics is a game…life is life-and-death…and many parents invest all of their energy in things that really are of little importance. “Straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel” is how Jesus described much of our lives.

The more football one watches the more he tends to believe that he is an expert in strategy. These are the guys who are known as “armchair quarterbacks” because they love to make decisions from the safety of their living room. Most fans love to practice “20-20 hindsight”….describing to anyone who will listen how he would have done it…once the play is over. My coaching experience tells me that second-guessing is a lot easier than first-guessing. Believe me; after the play is over I know if the call had been a good one. The last thing I need is some guy with a Budweiser and pizza stains on his shirt explaining to me what I should have done.

Wouldn’t life be so much easier with do-overs? How many times in life have you wished you could use a mulligan? Usually the big decisions are just that…decisions. Only the second-guessers get to guess. The real decision-makers have to pass the test on the first try. The Coach only gets one chance at that 4th-and-goal call.............

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