Clearly, the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots are doing what it takes to win. My Eagles aren’t there yet, and neither are the local lackeys, the Washington Redskins. The Baltimore Ravens and the Green Bay Packers almost got there, but leads late in the AFC and NFC Championship games were squandered, leaving both losers to lament their lack of luster and legitimacy.
Surely, Seattle is the sentimental favorite to win Super Bowl XLIX. They hope to become the first team to re-peat as champions since, well, since their opponents, the Patriots did it in 2004-2005. Sentiments aside, the Seahawks will have to summons their “A Game” in order to win. At least that’s what the pundits and prognosticators predict. However, Seattle did not play their “A” game against Green Bay and yet and still they found a way to win.
Certainly, Super Bowl XLIX will be won with and not without whichever quarterback does what it takes to win. Russell Wilson is the up and coming upstart and Tom Brady is the savvy, sagacious senior who wants to prove that he’s still got some gas left in the tank. While they won’t be on the field at the same time, they will be playing head-to-head in a fight for Football’s top prize.
And so, the spiritual tie is this: surely you and I know what to do in order to win in everyday life; it’s just that minor, minute, miniscule, and microscopic detail of execution that stands in our way. Sometimes it’s the man in the mirror and the shadow standing beside you that you want to blame, but that’s like living in a glass house and throwing stones.
So what do you say? Let’s do what it takes to win. Let’s muster and maintain the right attitude and that’s an attitude of gratitude. Let’s have the right mind and mindset, and let’s focus on the goal by keeping our eyes on the prize.
Assuredly, if we pose and posture and position ourselves in the right direction and actually do what it takes to win, we will certainly see the Savior save us from more defeats and send us on to more victories.
But we must actually do what it takes to win.