US women gymnasts were horrified by a mistake I didn’t even see.
Okay, the olympics are long over: those two weeks when those of us who have little knowledge of sports like water polo, badminton and judoka (I think it’s a combination of judo and Sudoku) become expert novices of the more obscure events. It seemed that some sports took the stage more than others. Our tvs couldn’t get enough of the US woman’s gymnastics team that did so well. It was during one routine (bet you didn’t know I was aware they called it that), that despite hearing volumes about the sport, there were things I still missed.
I think one of the ladies may have been on the balance beam. All was going well. To me it looked like perfection – flipping in the air and landing perfectly on a piece of wood three inches or so thick. The announcer casually mentioned a mistake. I couldn’t see it! After the routine was done, NBC showed the reaction of the rest of the team that had been watching from the seats. They all jumped as if they’d just witnessed a horrific car accident. I hadn’t seen a thing, but they knew that an awful mistake had been made.
The best people to catch your mistake are those engaged in what you’re doing at the highest levels. There are things that your Christian friends will notice about your spiritual journey that other friends won’t. This is kind of a continuation of my blog last week. Only when we’re vulnerable with our Christian family will they feel it’s okay to offer support in our quest to become like Jesus. They may even catch things we’ve missed.
Just like with equestrian or modern pentathlon, you’ll need to depend on more than a novice to give you the support you need to live life to the fullest extent through faith in Jesus Christ. Learn to trust the experts God has put around you.