Galatians 6:9 – Do Not Grow Baseball

This is going to seem like an odd post, and I actually wanted to write it a few weeks ago, but life happens and I am easliy distracted!!

Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”.

I guess you are wondering what this has to do with baseball? Well, both of my boys teams faced obstacles that seemed like were never going to end. Joseph’s team was the last to get picked, they got a late start practicing, and their coach was inexperienced. Zach’s team (you wouldn’t believe the politics of T-ball) started out strong, but we soon found out that certain coaches can change the rules to accomodate their teams depending on who they are playing, and make assumed that they would win because of their status.

It was very frustrating to start with because both teams knew that we were doing what was right. Not that we always had the right attitudes or played the best. But, at the end of the day the boys worked hard, played hard and followed the rules.

Both teams ended up in second place (in their age group) in the league for the season. This is a miracle of sorts because the odds were stacked (like some of the teams) against us. But it was a real lesson for the boys…when you do what’s right, you will come out on top.

Cheating, having a bad attitude, or being full of pride can sometimes cloud our vision and make it seem like nothing can stop us. But it will never get us in the “first place” that we want to go. Proof of this Bible verse happened this baseball season. I was very thankful that God gave us that lesson. 

And, the teams that cheated or that had coaches with bad attitudes, came in last.

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