A little over a week ago we watched the devastating lost of the Seahawks to the Patriots in the 49th Super Bowl. Since then there have been many inspiring posts reflecting the Seahawk’s attitude and their amazing season.
I have to admit (again) I have never been a huge football/Super Bowl fan; however, after reading a blog post from Adrian Robles (http://www.vigorgroundfitness.com/getting-rut/) — a good friend and mentor – I was inspired to write how the Seahawks have impacted my life. My hope with this post is that you may be impacted the same way.
There is a ME in team. I have always loved playing team sports (basketball was my fav) for they created opportunities to bring out the best in others. We all had different roles with one specific goal — > TO WIN. Understanding our individual roles, it unites us together to fight for the main purpose.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks demonstrated this beautify in the playoff game before the super bowl (sorry – I know it is a championship of something before the super bowl – do hate). Even though I did not watch the game, the entire city and maybe the entire country talked about the amazing win. After hearing rumors of the amazement, I had to check it out.
Watching highlights from the game, I soon had chills for I knew what it felt like having 3-4 minutes on the clock without the lead score; the familiar emotions of fear and hopeless rushed over me as I caught glimpses of the game. Even though I had the advantage of knowing the outcome. The Seahawks win was amazing, but what stood out to me (as it did for many of us) was the post-game interview with Russell Wilson. His fearlessness to proclaim God’s love and His work in his life astonished me. Seeing his fearlessness gave me the courage for this post.
Russell Wilson did not see fear; he kept his eyes on hope, hope for the win, hope in God. Like he said as a team they kept fighting the fight and did not doubt. They believed in each other and they believed in themselves. They believe in the ME in team uniting them as one to win! Russell (from what I understand) probably had one of his worst games with (what was it?) four interceptions at the beginning of the game? Yet his teammates very doubted him and he never doubted them. Most importantly he never doubted himself. He kept believing in the ME in team. They all believed in each other to do their role they were set out to do for the win.
A team unites our difference, the ME in team means embracing one another to be our best even at our weakest moments.
There are times in life when it can feel all odds are against us (similar to this particular game). It becomes hopeless. This past October it felt like all odds against me. I was schedule for my first surgery to remove some bone spurs in my foot; after the car that I had since college broke down several times (aka silver rose) I was forced to shop for a new car, the same week my mother was schedule to have her brain tumor removed. Everyday felt like I was waking up out of a horrible nightmare literally saying to myself “wow glad that was a just a dream,” but once I would walk to my new car in the morning I realized this was my reality. Scared and fearfully for the future, I started to feel lost. As I started opening up to my clients they helped me see the light and to have hope. They believed in me and helped me to have the strength to struggle well through the unknown. I had to be real with “me” and my current status for other to do the same; to show their strength embracing their “me.”
Through the support of this team, this community, I am surrounded by, I was able to find a joyful strength despite my odds. I am happy to say I have a new car (aka madam blue beery), I am healing quickly, and most important my mother is healthy and healing and tumor free!
Thank you Seattle Seahawks for having hope and seeing the light, for having a dream and following the calling, for believing by doing! By your doing I see the light, I hear the call, I will believe.
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