Monday, 28 June 2010

Come on England!!

Sunday afternoon I sat in a friends house watching football, England v Germany, I do not want to make much of our disappointment, despair and failure of Our Team, or the lack of passion that was delivered by them. For many years I have watched England playing football and have gotten used to the disappointment which following your team often brings.
However, I saw great passion as the teams walked out of the tunnel onto the pitch, the air was thick with anticipation not just within the stadium but also in my friends house where we were hoping for a great victory for England, sadly it was not to be.
At the end of the game my friend John, and I sat in his lounge, now just the two of us realising we had perhaps set our expectations a little too high.

The questions I ask is what about next time when England play in the European Qualifiers, or in four years time for the World Cup, will the memory of this disappointment affect our hope and expectation of the England team and the winning of the competition?

This is my first post so I thought I would use the scripture in the title header. One of my favorites.

Philippians 3:12-14 'I press on, so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do; forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.'

This post is about football! but perhaps it is about something that is a lot more important than that; this is a matter of the heart and your mind, how will I respond the next time things don't work out as I had hoped? Will I have the same attitude which God has shown in the above text?