Spirituality & Success

Posted: December 13, 2013 in Play For Him
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Faith & Belief:
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see
Hebrew 11:1

In 2012 we accomplished our first ever conference title along with a birth to the NCAA FCS playoffs. However, our season began with tough loses to FAU 3-7, Georgetown 10-13, and a terrible conference lost to Monmouth 14-38. Starting the season 0-3 allows coaches and players to second guess everything you are doing. The most interesting thing about our 0-3 start was our players! They came out the next week and practiced even harder. Our teams faith & belief in each other was the substance of our teams success. The Football team starts 0-3 going to play Central Connecticut State, a team who won 2 of the last 4 conference titles. Furthermore, Central Conn St also started the season off with a 0-3 record. With both teams looking at an opportunity to win the 1st game of the season, our defensive bus has an accident on the Brooklyn HWY. As we wait in “Chinatown” for another bus to pick the defense up, the Offensive bus is 2 ½ hours ahead. During the wait our defensive players never complained, and one could argue they had every reason to complain. Instead, they continue to listen to music and watch their movies. We arrive to the stadium 45 mins before kick off. As the defensive coordinator, I wasn’t sure how our guys were going to respond. So I reminded them of the pre-game message, (Hebrew 12) “Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, which so easily breaks us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” The last words I said to our defense, “Belief in each-other and control what you can control; your Attitude and Effort”. We won the game 31-13 and continue on a 9 game winning streak. In every game forward we built our weekly /game-day message from scriptures and stories from the bible.

Wagner Vs. Bryant 31-21 (W)
Nehemiah 6:16 – When our enemies heard about this, all of the nations around us were afraid and their confidence was greatly shaken. They knew that this work was completed with the help of god.

Wagner Vs. Sacred Heart 12-3 (W)
James 1:2-4 – When troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete needing nothing.

Wagner Vs. St Francis 31-24 (W)
Numbers 6:12 – They must rededicate themselves…for the previous days do not count, because they became defiled during their period of dedications.

Wagner Vs. Robert Morris 23-13 (W)
Matthew 12 – Can people go into a house that belongs to a strong man and steal his possessions, unless they first tie up the strong man? Then they can rob his house.

Wagner Vs. Albany 30-0 (W)
Deuteronomy 4:9 – Be on guard and watch yourselves closely so that you don’t forget the things your eyes saw and so they never leave your min as long as you live.

Wagner Vs. Holy Cross 31-30 (W)
Numbers 10:9 – This will be a permanent regulation for you throughout time. When you go to war in your land against and enemy who is attacking you, you will blow short blasts with the trumpets so that you may be remembered.

Wagner Vs. Duquesne 23-17 (W)
Nehemiah 6:5 – It is reported among the nations and confirmed by Geshem that you and the Jew intend to rebel. This is why you are rebuilding the wall. According to these reports you intend to become their king.

Wagner Vs. Colgate 31-20 (W) Playoffs
Joshua 10 – Come forward. Put your feet on the necks of these five kings. So they went forward and put their feet on their necks. Then Joshua said to them, “Don’t be afraid or terrified. Be brave and strong because this is how the lord will deal with all the enemies you fight.

  1. Rebecca says:

    what an interesting blog. Thanks for following “depressionsgift.com” and God bless. Happy New Year.

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