It is 11:45 pm and I am flying to Sunrise Florida. We play the Panthers
tomorrow and we just got beat up bad by the Tampa Bay Lightning. They scored 4
goals in the first period. We had beaten them 12 straight times and we
knew they were going to be a tough matchup tonight.
I think we were under the assumption that if we just showed up that we were
supposed to be given the 2 points. Tampa had a different idea of how the night
was going to go. They were tired of being embarrassed and came to play
tonight. I wish I could say the same for us.
It came down to us being complacent and not preparing properly and them showing
up and thinking it was game 7 of the Stanley cup finals.
Sometimes life is easy. Things are going your way. Friends are actually
friendly and you are in a groove. These times are always nice. The problem is
that's when we forget what got us there. We start thinking we are a lot
cooler than we are. We forget that its by Gods grace that things are as smooth
as they are. If you find yourself wandering from Jesus and starting to rely on
yourself, you are setting yourself up for a slap in the face from
reality. It's when we get comfortable is when the losses and big
disappointments creep up on us. Paul calls life a marathon and calls us
to run the race with endurance. Let's not let life take us on a roller coaster
ride but remain in Gods word and presence and we will have no choice but to be
Wed, January 13, 2010
by Brian Pothier