Club Chaplain Update – 8 February

Latest update from Club Chaplain, Adam Whitley

Club Chaplain Adam Whitley

No one becomes a great footballer by just talent alone. Take Ravel Morrison as an example; once described by Sir Alex Ferguson as the biggest talent he had seen at United.

it’s not about the gift you have, but the way it is nurtured and cultivated that often determines its long term success.

Like the footballers, each of us have been given a gift by God but again, its what we do with it and who we let help us cultivate it that determines our success with it.

For me as a Christian I think it’s the same when I adopt a set of practices or rhythms and listen to the right voices it allows me space and time to welcome my coach, Jesus and then respond to his leading and development of my life.

Norman Vincent Peale wrote: “When life gives you a lemon, make lemonade.” He published his best-known book, The Power of Positive Thinking, in 1952. It stayed in The New York Times bestseller list for 186 consecutive weeks. Much of what he had to say was extremely good and helpful. But, the words of Jesus go way beyond the power of positive thinking.

Peale also said, “A positive mental attitude is a belief that things are going to turn out well, and that you can overcome any kind of trouble or difficulty.” Jesus said: “With God, all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). This is far more than the power of positive thinking. It is the power of God that makes what seems impossible possible. Nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37).

What ever your facing today please know that as your club chaplain, I’m here for you to offer you support and encouragement. Let’s get behind the boys and hope we bag another three points .

Adam Whitley

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