Has your season been disappointing? Are you frustrated with your results? Do you have a sense of despair? Do you feel that there is little hope? If so, then I want to encourage you today to run the race with perseverance and finish strong. Don’t be discouraged.
I am reminded of the Jacob Riis’ quote concerning rock sculptures…
Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
“I hope that I start.”
“I hope that we win the championship.”
“I hope that I get recruited by college scouts.”
Have you ever said any of those statements? Have you ever used the word ‘hope’ in describing something about your athletic team or your athletic career? Have you ever wished that something was different but did nothing about it?