It’s amazing how something can be both a great asset and a great detriment to a player or team. For example, a player or team will struggle if a lack of confidence is present. On the other hand, overconfidence is equally detrimental. If we’re honest, most of us, individually and on our teams, often struggle with overconfidence. Some believe looking the part of a good player or team is enough to win games. Others believe that past success is a guarantee of future results.
However, as many individuals and teams discover, Proverbs 27:1 is correct: ” Don’t brashly announce what you’re going to do tomorrow; you don’t know the first thing about tomorrow” (MSG).
No player or team knows what tomorrow will bring. What, then, should you do?
- Take nothing for granted. Personal and team success is not guaranteed tomorrow because of what you do today, but today matters. When things go well, never assume that will continue. Savor it, enjoy it, but don’t assume you are entitled to it.
- Display humility in your attitude and words. Instead of “brashly” talking about all that you will do, let others handle that and get to work on the things that help to produce the tomorrow you desire.
- Remember that you aren’t God. Only He knows tomorrow. Trust Him, not yourself, with tomorrow. “You don’t know the first thing about tomorrow.” Don’t forget that.
Here’s a prayer:
Lord Jesus, You are the God of my past, present, and future. I choose to trust you with my tomorrow. I will not assume or expect success just because of what has happened in the past. Help me to take nothing for granted, to be humble, and to remember that you alone are God. Amen.