I am sure there is not a soul who isn’t aware that the Olympics have been taking place since August 5, and will be ending today, August 21. It has been quite interesting, if you ask me. I did not even watch as much as I would have loved to, but I tried to keep up with the news.
So last Saturday, while I read, I had the Olympic gymnastics on, with no volume. And for a few minutes, I was lost in thought with what I learnt from the time I had my eyes on the screen.
Focus is key: For everyone that was present in the Rio Olympic Arena, where the gymnastics were taking place, everyone needed to have their focus intact. Why?
I saw that different gymnasts were performing. Each gymnast needed to be focused on themselves and their acts. Not on their fellow gymnast, not the applause from the audience or whatever comments or side talks that may have been taking place.
Even the audience had to choose who they wanted to watch, in order to get a full-on experience. If a person decided to watch every gymnast, that person would have missed out on some acts, by every gymnast. This isn’t to say that there weren’t any person who would have watched every gymnast. No! It just goes to show that at every point during the gymnastics, choices needed to be made, by even the audience.
This lesson just brings to mind the words of James in the seventh and eighth verse of his first chapter; where he talks about the double-minded person, who is unstable and can’t receive anything from God.
Every Gymnast was needed: Like previously stated, different gymnasts were performing at the same time, not necessarily the same roles, different roles but still a part of gymnastics. Every gymnast was unique in every approach they took, and I am sure every audience enjoyed each performance differently. Mastering whatever skill they knew and performing before the world, was what made Olympics Gymnastics, what it was.
For just as the body is a unity and yet has many parts, and all the parts, though many, form [only] one body, so it is with Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 1 Corinthians 12 v 12 AMPC
Every Gymnast had an Audience: no gymnast was performing for themselves, there were people watching them. Whether gymnast A had 100 people watching him and Gymnast B had 50 audience, was not the order of the day. Every gymnast had an audience. Every gymnast had someone who enjoyed watching them perform. Every gymnast had someone pay to watch them perform. Every gymnast had people invest their time to turn on the TV or their laptops to watch them.
Live an exemplary life among the natives so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they’ll be won over to God’s side and be there to join in the celebration when He arrives. I Peter 2 v 12 MSG
There you have it, just few nuggets gleaned from my lil’ minutes watching the gymnastic. I am sure I am not the only one who has learnt one or two things from the Olympics, so feel free to do your thing in the comments’ section.
Stay shining, PT!
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