The Process Continues…

I’m gonna be really honest… I don’t like to lose…

Losing is … Well it’s losing… It means so many things at one time…

And, other than being a cheerleader in high school, I’ve never been a part of a sports team… But I did go to a winning high school and college… So, as a fan, winning is something that resonates with me often…

But then, what about those moments when we lose… Like last night… BAMA had an undefeated season and we lost on the greatest stage in college football…

And I don’t discredit Clemson at all, I think the game was great and they deserved to win… But it doesn’t take away from the fact that we did loose… And now we have to wait until August for another shot…

Which is why,  for so many reasons, I am still learning that failing, losing, making mistakes, having someone that’s just a little bit better is healthy… It’s good for my spirit and soul… Because it teaches me that life is a process…

BAMA will have another chance… In my opinion, they train and play a better game than a lot of teams… And I love the mentality Saban has instilled into his players…

So, to me, losing won’t define the team or the fact that we are still champions at heart…

Because sometimes that’s that the process life brings us to… We come to a season in life where we’ve been winning more than seems fair, and then life happens… Someone is a little bit better or we aren’t prepared… Sometimes we are just young and immature…

And because of that immaturity, we need several months or years to grow and become more well-rounded, well-adjusted leaders…

And that’s really, truly frustrating in so many ways… But, I believe, if we trust God… If we trust ourselves… If we trust that we are working simultaneously with God in life to accomplish what’s best, well then I believe He will give us another shot… Another opportunity, at some point, to win…

And sometimes, winning at life is as simple as cultivating a lifestyle of forgiveness and grace… Other times it might mean moving forward with our goals and dreams… And then maybe it might actually mean getting another shot at the National Championship…

What ever the case might be, I believe the way we respond to it all is so important… Because our response when we are down reveals who we are on the inside… It is a real character defining moment… A moment that I believe should encourage us to allow the process of life to continue…

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