Real Life – September 30, 2022

09.30.22 | Lakeland Times Article | by Steve Rowe

Real Life – September 30, 2022

    Real Life -- Lakeland Times -- September 30, 2022

    Real Life with Pastor Steve

    September 30, 2022

    It’s not over… until it’s over.  Yogi Berra – NY Yankee great

      How many times have we watched a football game, where one team dominates for 3 quarters?  Then suddenly, on offense they start playing it safe.  On defense, they start playing a “prevent.”  And so many times, the other team gets right back into the game, and quite often pulls out the win in the end.  Why?  Because the team ahead thought it was already over, and stopped playing.  The other team knew, that until the final out in baseball, or as long as there was time on the clock, the game is not over.  But think about it… if they too, would have thought the game was over, they would have simply “rolled over,” gave up, and played out the remainder of the game uninspired, lethargic, without purpose or hope.   

     Folks, this serves as a great life lesson… in business…in our families… in our walk with Jesus.  When times are good, don’t get prideful or arrogant, thinking it will always be this way. The “game” isn’t over.  Keep “playing.”  Keep improving. Keep learning. Keep living with integrity.  And when things are tough… or … when you’ve made tons of mistakes… don’t assume it’s over.  Get back up, dust yourself off, and make better choices next time.  The “game” isn’t over for you either. Keep “playing”, keep living, keep loving, keep following Jesus.   And that’s…real life. ~Pastor Steve – Eaglebrook Church

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