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This photo is by gBobly from deviantart.com

Went bowling this evening and figured it could be turned into a fun opportunity to get some nice shots, I got to play when it was my turn to bowl and play when it wasn’t =P

I’ll tell you what, I’m glad he was using an orange one, it wouldn’t have been quite the same with a different colour

I was thinking about what to write about today [my latest posts have been pretty lame :/], and had a hard time thinking of anything.  SO I cheated , well kinda sorta cheated, I have this book entitled God’s Little Devotional Journal for TEENS.   AND the title for today was focus and dedication and I found it kind of ironic because that is EXACTLY what I need in my own life.

I had written about how I KNEW God would help me with SATS and I would do so much better than ever before, but then I realized I lacked all focus and dedication.  How can I expect God to work wonders in me, when I can’t even focus myself and dedicate?

I have always defined myself as an intellectual type of person, the kind who would cry when she got a B on her report card, who gave everything [well I’m not the most focused so A LOT] into my school work.  But sports? ha, that was what I would call a sick joke. I accepted early on that i was just NOT a sporty person, I failed at every sport i tried at first.  You name it, I failed at it!

Tennis, Badminton, Basketball, Soccer, Volley ball, and the list goes on and on.

But something I learned at my church retreat is that part of the reason I was so bad was because in the past I never tried.  It didn’t come easy to me like other things, it didn’t seem as much fun as reading or writing [I’m a geek who hates when people don’t try reading!  ITS SO GOOD!]

I was playing a game of volley ball and FAILING…really badly, when I found out I wasn’t even positioning my hands the right way.  Sure I was still…pretty bad, but I had never tried before and because of that I didn’t even know the basics and because of THAT I was doing even worse that I would have should I have tried when I was first introduced to the sport.

A story was included in the book and the very last paragraph read:

You may feel that you lack some of the natural physical or intellectual tools to excel in your area of interest.  But if you are willing to focus on the details that lead to excellence, you could be a big hit in your chosen area!

I may not be the next Kobe Bryan [spelling? wow I’m so bad at this haha] but I CAN TRY!  Right now I’m addicted to running!  I may not be so good at it, but everyday I plan to build my endurance!

A quote included in the article touched me as well “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

HOW TRUE IS THAT? [wow I sound angry…]

Galatians 6:7 [also included in the book, I know I should find my own verses!]

Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.


See you tommrow!

Nina

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