Lessons Learned

Rob Briggs – Chaplain, Logan United Christian Soccer Club

It would be an understatement to say that we have been experiencing a normal soccer season this year. Nothing has been normal, and we were left with no expectations to look forward to, for a definite start date for the fixtures. Finally, though there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. As plans are being made for what the fixtures will look like this year. There is a distinct possibility that we will be able to begin training again soon. Mind you, there are no guarantees at the moment, but I pray that as the Almighty has His hand on all that is happening in our lives, we will have a better ending to the year than how it all began.

It has been difficult for me too, as I have been wanting to get out at the games to meet you all. The truth is, that we will never know what the future holds for us. We can make decisions based on the information at hand, but we need to be ready to make adjustments as each circumstance presents itself. This is true for our daily lives not just for soccer. I think that we need to take notice of how each situation in our lives works out and store that information away for future reference, to be ready to deal with similar situations that present themselves in the future. We may not always get it right but with the Lords help we will get through it.

Be encouraged, pray for guidance and listen for the answers that He will send.


by Rob Briggs

As I contemplate the years gone by
          of plans and projects left undone
Life lessons, messages, love
          and competitions lost, and won
Would it make a difference
          turning left and not the right?
Decisions despairingly made
          and changes made in hindsight

Yet life’s events stand large and bold
          when successes shine so bright
Who inspired those choices that you made
          when indecision hides what is right
Messages, plans and words arrive
          that speak so plainly in your ear
The comforter, so divinely sent
          with solutions, perfect and so clear

Do you claim the glory and take the credit
          for the things that He has done?
Or stand so proudly and sing His praises
          for the victories He has won
Don’t accept the adulation of this life
          you risk rewards one cannot describe
Be strong, stay true to your faith,
          ‘cos there’s no place left to hide

And yet I know I have no control
          Over the things the Lord has done
He paid the price for you and me
          And planned our course to run
It’s up to us to make the most
          of life and things and such
Not dwelling on our wrongs
          But trusting in Him so much

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