Picture This

It was sometime in autumn 1998, on a horse farm on the edge of Raleigh, NC.  We were there for a get-together with our team leader.  As is to be expected when a group of men get together on a blustery Saturday afternoon we started a small game of football.  I had the pleasure of and was more than excited about being on Jake’s team.

Now, to the reason for this story.   I was wide open and more than 3/4 of the way to the end zone when I turned to make eye contact with Jake who immediately fired a perfect pass right into my cradle.   A microsecond before the ball reached me I had a flash image appear in my minds eye; an image of that ball passing through the cradle as though it were triple-greased.   To this day I remember the feeling of regret for allowing that image to become reality. On that day I became ever aware of how my thoughts are my reality.  I know that the training of my mind reaps in-kind fruit.

Proverbs 23:7 – “For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”

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