In sports it’s not uncommon for players to have one-of-those-days where everything goes wrong. The baseball player strikes out every time at bat and goes 0-4 during a game. A reliable NFL quarterback can have games where he throws numerous interceptions instead of touchdowns. In college basketball a player might shoot 0-11 from the floor feeling like he let his team down. This doesn’t just happen in sports. We can have bad days at work, at home, at school and other places too.
I totally understand that everyone has those days when nothing works right, but why did mine have to come on Easter Sunday? We’re talking Easter Sunday. You know, the Sunday when everyone actually shows up, when there are tons of visitors and when the place is packed. Easter Sunday is the one Sunday that every preacher worth his salt wants to bring their A-game. I don’t know where my A-game was yesterday, but it wasn’t anywhere to be found on this Easter Sunday.
I can’t quite figure it out either. My topic was an excellent topic. I prepared and studied like I always do. I rose early that morning for quiet time and to look over my notes, but somehow yesterday nothing flowed very smoothly. Even my PowerPoint was all messed up. And did I mention … IT WAS EASTER SUNDAY! Sheesh!
I know I’m my own worst critic, but I want to bring my A-game every Sunday and especially on Easter Sunday. Fortunately, I do find comfort today in knowing that the batter that struck out four times, the quarterback that threw 3 interceptions, and the basketball player that couldn’t make a shot his last game will all get a chance to make up for it the next time they play. So thankfully, next Sunday’s coming!
- When is the last time you had one-of-those-days?
- What do you do to make yourself feel better?