Monday, March 5, 2012
I'm a Cheerleader
If I'm a cheerleader, my job is to cheer for my team.
It doesn't matter if they aren't winning the game.
It doesn't matter if they miss every basket.
It doesn't matter if they step out of bounds EVERY time.
I need to look for each tiny success and CHEER.
If I can't find ANY successes...I must encourage them toward success.
Maybe they just need someone to believe in them...
As a Christian wife...my job is to cheer...not criticize.
As a Christian mother...my job is to cheer...not control.
As a Christian in a world of other struggling people (both Christian AND non-Christian)...my job is to cheer...not judge.
I want to take my job seriously.
I don't want to buy into a culture that looks for another team when things aren't going their way.
I want to be a fan of my husband and my children even when they aren't doing "their" jobs.
I grew up a Cleveland Brown's fan, so being a die-hard fan is not foreign to me.
I want to apply this concept to the rest of my life as well - faithfully.
I want you to know that I am also on your team...and I'm here to cheer.
If you need me to, I might even be willing to buy some pom-poms.