Yesterday we had a practice for our upcoming basketball season where most of the girls playing in the league came and shot around and ran through some drills. Some of them have played in the league before and some of them haven't. It was so much fun to be there with them and watch them get ready for the season.
They are all super excited about playing this year and can't wait for the season to start. It is awesome. I am so used to playing with the boys that I forget how competitive the girls can be and that they love playing. I saw a lot of passion for the game and a genuine want to understand the game better. They worked really hard and did everything I asked them to do. They asked questions and truly want to play well.
I wish that we all had that kind of outlook when it comes to our spiritual growth. Too often we get bogged down with the everyday that we forget to practice our spirituality. We forget to layup a prayer, or block our selves from saying things we don't mean. We don't spend time in the lane of the bible or assisting others when they need us. We spend too much time launching the 3s of selfishness and we don't pay attention to the needs of others. Too often we are busy slam dunking our earthly possessions and we commit the foul of forgetting to store things up in heaven.
Just like those Queens of the court, it takes practice in our spiritual lives to continue to grow! I am so thankful for all my girls and the blessing they are to me but yesterday, I truly saw the love for the game. I can't wait to see what they bring to the table in two weeks!