It was a perfect night for baseball, but you wouldn’t have known it by the look on the pitcher’s face.
The team they were facing was undefeated, and that only added to his list of troubles.
“These guys know all my pitches,” he told his coach, “I walked too many the last time we played them.”
Knowing all the correct motivational words, his coach sized up the situation and decided to approach it from a different angle – a spiritual one.
And their conversation went something like this:
“You know, whether you do well or poorly out there doesn’t determine your worth or value as a person, right?” he said.
Starting his “pep talk” this way, the coach knew he was taking a risk. He was supposed to stick with the program, after all. He knew that, but he also knew one more thing -- when God opens a door, you’d better walk on through it.
“All that matters,” he told the pitcher ...
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