I have currently embarked on a journey to go without soccer in my life from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. This past week has been a major struggle for me as I have struggled with my migraine headaches and the flu. My normal pattern of behavior when I have a migraine is to turn the volume of the television down low and just watch television. With the flu, I have discovered that I lay on the couch and watch television as well. Given my current fast from soccer and all things related to soccer I have found this very difficult.
I struggle with being able to find programs that I am interested in watching. I usually would just turn on a soccer channel and leave the television on that channel all day long. I would watch movies, but that involves having to put/take DVDs out of the PS3. I generally do not feel like moving around with a migraine or the flu. The past two days I have really thought about giving myself a pass to allow myself to watch soccer.
But that would be a the easy way out, I did not choose this fast because this fast was going to easy. I chose this because I wanted to dedicate myself to the Lord and my family for 40 days, no matter what! Just because there is nothing on day time television or I am struggling to find something to do, does not mean to give in and quit. I must stand strong and strengthen my resolve to see this through to the 40th day. I must simply look to the end of the trial and not focus on the moment.
During my time in the Army, I had to use this thinking for through Physical Training (PT). During an extremely hard PT session I would want to stop or get lost in the moment. Yet, I only had to remember that PT was not for very long and the pain would be over soon. To everything there is a season and life goes from one season to the next. We must only look to the new season that is on the horizon to see what is being brought our way.
**To the Ends of the Earth**