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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Chronicles of Biscuit - Sports

The Chronicles of Biscuit - Stories about our youngest son, Tyler, whose nickname is Biscuit. He's 9.

I knew something was wrong when Biscuit came into the house after playing with his brothers, plopped down in the recliner and sighed loudly.  I ignored it (like all good mothers do.  Ha Ha.....not really, but just wanted to see if he would say anything.)  Biscuit sat there a while, then got up and went to his room.  In a little bit, he came back, sat back down and sighed even louder.  

I asked, "What's wrong?"

Biscuit said, "It's going to be a hard decision on whether to ever pick up a golf club again or not.
Sports are not my thing!  Sell my golf clubs on eBay."

Without hesitation, I replied, "Okay, then go get all of your golf hats and golf shirts and shorts because we can sell them, too."   

Biscuit, after thinking about it for a few seconds, "Well, I might change my mind."

About that time my husband came through the living room and we told him of Biscuit's plight, to which he responded, "It's not about today, it's about how you bounce back from it."

I guess that was all it took because in a matter of 10 minutes, Biscuit went from being all down and out, to bouncing back and back in to sports.  I didn't think it would last long!

This story is funny because those who know Biscuit know that ever since he was little, he's had some kind of ball in his hand.  His first word was football, while sitting at a baseball game.  He's more into sports than any of us are at all, though he's made us more that way in some ways.

Aren't we as adults sometimes just like Biscuit?  We have something go wrong and all of a sudden we just feel like giving up?  How about in our Christian walk?  Do you ever feel like giving up?  Maybe you do.

There is a lot to be said about finishing the race of our Christian walk - or run, I should say! Luke penned in the book of Acts, "However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace," Acts 20:24.  It's easy at times to feel down and out like Biscuit did, but we must remember that God is there with us and will carry us through the tough times.  We also have Christian brothers and sisters who are willing and able to help us get through the down times, as well.  We must persevere because the prize at the end is worth it!  As my husband advised Biscuit, it really isn't about the trials and troubles of today, but rather how you and I overcome those down times with God's help.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:7-8

3 comments:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

It just dawned on me while reading your post that I was feeling that way about something back in January. I persevered through it and am so glad I did. God is there and will carry us!

Joe said...

I get those loud sighs from my daughter at times when she gets frustrated and I hear, "will I ever be a good artist?". It's a great time to teach our kids about patience and endurance; two of the many characteristics of love in 1 Corinthians 13 which apply to so many areas of our lives, especially when it comes to spiritual growth, and easily applied to those things we love to do which may frustrate us from time to time. Thank you for the great story!

Lori said...

Robin - I think we all feel that way some times. Way to persevere!!!
Joe - So true about 1 Corinthians 13. The basis for Christianity...love.
Thanks to both of you for your comments!

 
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