Get Over It

Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.  We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith….think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people, then you won’t become weary and give up.  Hebrews 12:1-3

Part of what set Michael Jordan apart was his philosophy about being willing to take a risk.  Jordan said:

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.  I’ve lost almost 300 games.  26 times – I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.  I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.  And that is why I succeed.”

Babe Ruth struck out almost twice the number of time that he hit a home run, yet he is still considered one of the greats.  Abraham Lincoln lost almost every political race he entered, until he was finally elected president.

We will fall short.  We will fall down.  We will fail.  That’s one piece of life advice that we seem to forget to tell young people.  So often they are confronted with failure in ways that they didn’t expect.  When things happen to us that aren’t exactly what we had hoped for, there are a number of ways we can respond.  But there is only one response that will help us to move on toward the promise of a new day full of opportunities.

Get over it, get up and try it again.

Olympian Eric Liddell once said, “In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is glory to be found if one has done his best.”

Get over it, get up and try it again.

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