3.7415 weeks, 26 days, 37,440 minutes, 224,6400 seconds... The end of the fourth quarter is swiftly approaching. This game has been ONE. FOR. THE. BOOKS. A book that some of us would rather not read again. A book that some of us had no desire of finishing. For some it may have been a book that was alllllaaaatttt! Everything mapped out the way you wanted it to, all of your wishes came true and everything you set your mind to; you accomplished. The fourth quarter is that time of the game that you give your all. The part of the game that counts. Fourth quarter is that part of the year...I mean game... that you become that more determined to complete a "WHEN". No matter how well you've played, how much you're winning by, or how many points your opponent may have on you, you do your best to catch up for a victory. Fourth quarter is end of that "final round" . . . it's when you get that SECOND WIND! It's that sudden burst of energy that comes when you relaize you're on a "time frame" ...... The plays in the fourth quarter are all about that final shot....The shot that sum up your "when's and losses". . .
What happened when you got the ball in the first quarter? You were so excited to play. You began playing with the "When" in mind. "When i make it i will ____________... When i do this it will make me _______. When im successful i will ______. Never when you entered the game did you think about the losses. Losses are the time outs that we take to restrategize the play because it didnt work out the way we had hoped. Losses are the times we threw in the towel and sat on the bench because we were tired of being fouled. Losses are the times we stopped playing our own sport (staying in our own lane) to see what was happening on someone elses court. Losses occur in the times we forgot about the "when's" that we had in mind when we first started. When we entered the third quarter from halftime we felt like we had it all together. We coached ourselves in the lockerooms of life: cried, got angry, gave in, had a personal pep talk ect, and we came back in with the right attitude but for some reason with the "when's" in mind the losses always seemed to show back up. Showing up to make us feel like the points we've scored so far in the game weren't enough to help us be the victor in the end. We let the losses dictate the potential of the "when."
The "when" in the game comes from scoring as many baskets (making as many attempts) as you can to defeat your oponent... not necessarily an enemy. The opponent is the the one we compete against-- in this case we'll say it's our own mind! Our mind has a hope and plan for the "When" to happen but it also has a way of making you feel like it's playing better than you because it attaches replays to the loss causing you to dwell on it a little longer. Each time we give into the loss (by replaying it) we allow our opponet to score, and the more it scores by convincing us that our "when's" arent possible the less likely we are to keep playing in the game; the less likely we are to keep shooting.
Transform your mind! The When's still have time to manifest, GET YOUR SECOND WIND! Play and play harder. Dont allow the losses of this year to effect how you end the game! There is still time to win. Play like the losses never had you bound. And when your when comes in end . . . right after that slam dunk. . . replay those losses again in your head and yell BOOM SHAKALAKA!!!!! IN. YOUR. FACE!!!
There's still time in your fourth quarter before 2019 arrives. Your losses wont dictate how you finish this game.... Your When's (your motives and ambitions) will! #3randomwords
"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good, and pleasing and perfect. Romans12:2 NLT
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57 ESV
BOOM SHAKA-LAKA: an onomatopoeic "in your face." currently boastful, teasingly exclamation that follows an achievement such as making a "slam dunk" in basketball.