Thursday, March 19, 2009

Let the Madness Begin

March Madness is underway, a time that ingites passion in college basketball fans as each team plays for the dream. It is amazing the effect that sports have on so many. Some argue that it is a negative impact, but I believe sports simply touch on that place within us where we believe that anything is possible. Most things in our lives or in our society tell us the opposite, but sports allow the seemingly impossible dream to stay alive in our souls.

What if we, as a society, transferred this zest for sports - this belief in the impossible - to our day-to-day lives and to the problems of the world. Like the little boy who imagines he is Michael Jordan even when others tell him he is not or will never be that good, or the little girl who dreams of being Mia Hamm when she kicks a soccer ball, we should continue to dream big as we become adults. We should listen to that voice inside, no matter how weakened or small, that remembers we have greatness within us, that we are one with God, just as Jesus remembered. We should, like Jesus, return to unity with God and shine our light on the world as Jesus instructed us to do. If we fail to do that, we are failing our purpose. It is what leaves us feeling empty and as if we are only going through the motions of life.

Live your own spiritual "March Madness" by shaking things up in your soul. Remember that you can dream the greatest dreams and achieve them. Ignore the naysayers who would try to tell you otherwise and hold you back - they are only doing so for their own fears or their own desires to control you by keeping you in your place. Get your gameface on and stare them down, knowing that they don't have anything that you don't have, remembering that you came to this life prepared to do it all and live in victory, as soon as you believe it and are ready to claim it.

Let the MADNESS begin!...Go for it all...Remember your destiny...Taste the victory within!

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