February 12, 2017

Experience Wins

Growing up in Atlanta and being a lifelong Falcons fan I’ve cheered for the Falcons win or lose all my life. I never thought I would see them go to the Super Bowl once let alone twice in my lifetime! Needless to say this past weekend I was more than ecstatic.

We can all Monday morning quarterback the game in which my team lost. The thing that stands out in my mind was when they were on their drive towards the end of the game, the score was 28-20, and instead of running the ball three times and kicking a field goal that would potentially put them safely up for the win, they continued with their aggressive game plan as they had done all year and tried to punch it in for a touchdown. Obviously after a penalty and a sack they could not do either, and the rest is Superbowl history.  🙁

Experience wins in this situation. Had they been there before, they may have considered modifying their game plan slightly and tried the run and potentially score a field goal instead of trying for a game ending touchdown.  This is where I believe the Patriots had the edge in experience. They stayed focused, continued their relentless “move the ball slowly” game plan all the while wearing down the Falcons defense.

As a Real Christian Businessman, your experience helps you to win too.

Do you plan your day accordingly, but when something ends up changing it (like a last minute meeting or a customer problem) do you allow it to mess up your whole day?

Do you ask God to be in your plans so that they may prosper?

God’s intent is for us to plan our day  yet be ready for those things that may cause us to change.

Let’s both use the Falcons as an example of when to tweak our game plan for this week and make sure we set ourselves up for success in all that we do by asking God to help us with our plan.

In the end His experience will help us to win.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jer 29:11 NIV


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