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Phillip Prado

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October 18, 2012

Step Up

October 18, 2012 | By | No Comments

Competition can be a crazy thing sometimes. I’m the kind of guy who loves competition, but I do not take it too seriously. So the other day Lanbarger House had a few dodgeball games in Land Gym and I see that there are a lot of other guys who love competition too…..but way too much.  They take it way too seriously.  There was name calling, cheating, lying, and it really just took away from the game.  And that’s really all it is:  a game.  It’s only a game and yet people treat these games like it’s life or death.  Yeah competition can be fun at times but why would you let something so petty consume you to the point of what looked like to me as hate.  Danny, the Lanbarger RE, was even called a racist because there were people who couldn’t stand the idea of losing.  I just thought to myself Danny? A racist? Are you serious?  This is one example of how we, as humans in general, have this tendency to point the blame.  We are quick to get defensive of our actions instead of just dealing with it, and then we get to this point when we messed up or we’ve fallen just a little short, it’s so easy to point the finger at others whether they are guilty or not.  And its not just in sports but in anything.  It’s in our school work, in sports, in friendships, and in just everyday tasks.  Why is owning up to our actions so hard?  Why can’t we just accept the fault?  I guess this just kind of hit me:  we really need to step up.  We are not kids anymore.  We need to step up as adults, as students, as friends, and most importantly as Christians.  If we don’t step up then we can’t go anywhere.  And if we don’t go anywhere we can not truly be happy.  We’re called to be so much more and we can’t afford to be petty.  I guess that’s just how I’ve been feeling lately and that’s what God has been speaking to me.

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