Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Winsome Wednesday - Win or Lose!

I was very encouraged this weekend.  We went with on our daughter's first hockey tour.  It was 450km away and they played Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  They prayed before they travelled, they prayed before every match, for their safety and the safety of their opponents.  Of the games we watched our girls said sorry when they mowed bumped someone over.  They put out their hands to pull their opponents up.


They were the unknowns.  They were considered not worthy of concern.  They are also the ones that the coach of the top team came and said, "Who are you people?"  They are the ones that the tournament organiser came and said, "You are definitely being invited back!"

They stuck together as a team.  Laughed and joked together.  Were well behaved, were not rude or coarse.  Their good behaviour attracted attention.  They won 2 games, drew 2 games and lost one.  As a parent I was very proud of the whole team and their unity.

I want God as my Father, to be very proud of me.  I want to have a good attitude in life, win or lose!  I want to draw attention because of Christ in me!


My encouragement to you, seek to honour your Father in your day to day lives.  Win or lose, He will be proud of you.

Col 4 v 5-6:  Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.  (6) Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each other.

God bless
Tracy

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33 comments:

  1. What a great example of standing out in a crowd for the right reasons! You should be proud of your daughter and her team! You brought up a good point. When we seek to be honorable and live right before the Lord, He will notice and be pleased! In addition, others will also notice and wonder what we have that is different...Our behavior and the light we shine can plant the seeds that draw people to Jesus!

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    1. Hi Joan - I am proud of them and the thing is, I was expecting them to be 'kids' and enjoy themselves and be competitive and they were, but definitely different!
      God bless

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  2. You are doing a great job with your daughter, Tracy! Their attitudes are reflections of parents as well as God. I'll be back tomorrow morning to link up my post for Wed.

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    1. Hi Shanda - thank you, like any parent I have made many mistakes so its great to see the Lord works in their lives despite me :)
      God bless

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  3. What examples! A great reminder for us all!

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    1. Hi Debbie - you are so right! Their behaviour set the tone!
      God bless

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  4. These are great reminders :) Attitude is the key - gratitude will change everything!

    I hope you don't mind that I linked up to a funny sports related post. I loved playing softball and to me, my "growling" story is more about finding a way to make the most of a sport, and not worrying about other people laughing at me while I did what I loved to do. We all learn to feel comfortable in our skins. Being really short made that hard sometimes, and I often felt like I had to prove myself to others. So that's why I chose that post, because in softball I had found something I loved and wasn't afraid to be myself at.

    Thanks for the hop! Hope you'll stop by mine, as well!

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  5. Hi Paula - I loved your post. In my youth (seems so longgggg ago, I loves sport) Thanks for linking up and will go check out yours.
    God bless

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  6. Your girls and the team itself are good sports and the spirit of grace was upon them for all to see! Great Post

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  7. How awesome Tracy; I am sure you were so proud of their teamwork, and I think it is a wonderful reflection of how you raised your daughter in a Christian home teaching love and humility. How encouraging that it was noticed by the other team; what a win win weekend! :)

    Blessings and hugs lady!
    Denise

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  8. Glad to hear that the tour was such a success.
    Gonna miss you during the holidays. Enjoy though.

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  9. Tracy:

    Great story about your daughter's team and a good reminder of how we are to act.

    Have a blessed day!

    Joan

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  10. I love it! Playing hard, competing hard - but doing so with team-spirit and grace!!!

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  11. What a neat experience for all of you: like St Francis wrote: Preach the gospel always and if necessary use words. that is what they did this weekend. What a witness and great lesson for that team and their parents. And congrats on the wins too.

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  12. Teaching our children to be a light to others is definitely pleasing in God's sight. This is my second time to link up with you, Tracy - thanks for hosting!

    Rina

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  13. What an amazing weekend! Sounds like God really has honored who they have pledged to be and He is using them to make a difference in His Kingdom!

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  14. Love it! My hearts greatest desire is to please my Father.

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  15. Great encouragement Tracy! And I'm also proud of your daughter's team. :)

    Many blessings sweet friend!

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  16. Sounds like you have been faithful to shepherd your daughter to Christ.
    Blessings friend,
    ~jolene

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  17. Way to go team!! That is awesome. :) Enjoyed this post. :)

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  18. What a wonderful testimony! Your daughter is blessed to have you as a Godly example. In a few days, weeks or months, no one will remember who won, but all will remember the love of Christ shining through your daughter's team.
    Love in Him,
    Laurie

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  19. Wow, what a powerful example of true teamwork and sportsmanship!

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  20. Hi Tracy :-) Your daughter's team is such a beautiful example of teamwork -- how wise they are for their age!

    And whether we win or lose, when we honor Christ we are always a winner!

    Thank you for I am blessed by your post, Tracy! Take care and God bless! :-)

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  21. Who are you guys? That is what we should hear from others when they see Jesus in us. Your team of girls radiated Jesus and it was for all to see!

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  22. A very encouraging reminder of how loudly our actions speak!

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  23. I so miss attending my kids sporting events now that they are grown. What a wonderful and blessed time you all had! Have a wonderful day :)

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  24. Tracy, You must have been very proud of your girl.

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  25. It sounds like you had a fun weekend. I want to honor my Father as well, no matter what! Thank you for the reminder!

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  26. Excellent post, Tracy. I love the scripture you chose to accompany it--a perfect fit.

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  27. Wonderful...the word picture you painted is definitely NOT what is normally imagined at a hockey tournament. So glad the children are being salt and light in a rough arena!
    Keep up the God work.

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  28. great post...I thought you might enjoy this...my son wrote part of the blog...it's about sports...
    http://tuningmyhearttopraise.blogspot.com/2012/02/evolutions-in-homeschooling.html blessings to you..

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  29. Tracy,

    Love this story and what an awesome way to glorify God. No one will remember who won or lost, but I have a suspicion they will remember the actions and behaviors of your daughters team.

    Blessings to you Tracy.

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  30. Great story, Tracy! How wonderful to see our kids when they grow up, live the life we've tried to teach them! Only by the grace of God! :^) patsy

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