Okay. So I am a huge Grey’s Anatomy fan. I know. I know. Not always the most appropriate show, but I do love it just the same. I love how the main character always starts and ends the show with a commentary of life lessons.
I was watching an episode the other day and the life lesson was about life being like a game. It’s not a spectator sport. We can’t just sit on the sidelines and watch. We have to play. But then I was thinking of how often we do look at life as a game, win or lose. Actually life is a journey and really does fit the saying it’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game.
Most of the time we focus too much on the result, when the result and destination are constantly changing. If the focus is to win and finish, then we are only setting ourselves up for failure. Instead, we need to focus on playing our best and enjoying the journey. We forget that it isn’t always about winning, being finished or a destination. It’s about the journey and the lives we impact along the way. It’s about being the best person that we can be. It’s about letting God set the standard and letting him be the coach. But most importantly, life is not a spectator sport. Win, lose or draw you have to play the game.
So go ahead, play the game. Change the rules as you go, argue with the refs, go long, break the rules, take a break, treat your wounds, but play.
Play hard. Play fast. Play loose. Play free. Play in the moment. Play as if there is no tomorrow.
And don’t forget to enjoy the journey along the way.