This question is written on the wall at the Celtics workout facility. Quite a powerful question if you ask me.
This question applies to a lot more then just sports…Our focus is more than just to win championships. Life is going to be full of hard decisions. We have to decide how we are going to deal with what life throws our way. Scripture adds,
“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” ~Romans 5:3-4
It’s not easy to make the tough choices. It’s not easy to push through pain and suffering. It’s not easy to push through and not give up. There is a reason why it’s called the road less traveled, and why the road is narrow…it’s harder. But it’s harder on the front end.
God promises us a reward for our perseverance…
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” ~James 1:12
Going through trials and coming out the other side builds character, and going through life with the baggage of regret is no way to live. So I challenge you to think about the decisions that you’re currently facing and the circumstances that you are in. Use the promises of God from Scripture to inspire you not take the easy way out, to not give up, and to trust in God with your decisions even though they may be hard. Cause like the quote says:
“What hurts more, the pain of hard work or the pain of regret?”