February 14, 2018
Nick Foles on Success and Failure – by Steve Gilbert
Dear Coaches, Teammates, and Friends,
Usually, I share a quote and then some thoughts on it. Today, though, I’m going to turn it over to Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, because his quote says it all. His story – going from being a backup to thinking about quitting to outplaying Tom Brady in the Super Bowl is pretty amazing and so is what he had to say after the game:
I think the big thing is don’t be afraid to fail. I think in our society today – Instagram and Twitter – it’s a highlight reel. It’s all the good things, and then when you look at it, you think like, ‘Wow.’
When you have a rough day or your life’s not as good as that, you’re failing. Failure’s a part of life. That’s a part of building character and growing. Like without failure, who would you be? I wouldn’t be up here if I hadn’t fallen thousands of times, made mistakes. We all are human. We all have weaknesses. And I think throughout this, just being able to share that and be transparent, I know when I listen to people speak and they share their weaknesses, I’m listening, because I can resonate. So, I’m not perfect. I’m not Superman. I might be in the NFL, and we might’ve just won the Super Bowl, but hey, we still have daily struggles. I still have daily struggles. But that’s where my faith comes in; that’s where my family comes in. And I think when you look at a struggle in your life, just know that that’s just an opportunity for your character to grow.
A relationship with Jesus Christ helps us deal with the failures in our lives. A COACHES’ FELLOWSHIP gives us a group of people who will listen, resonate with your (our) problems, pray for and encourage you.
We are all in our little super bowl of life. Christ has already given us the victory. (I Cor. 15:57)
Come join us!