Monday, February 6, 2012

The Happiness of Victory

As a lot of you very well know I am a huge New York Giants fan, and I was glad when the Hail Mary thrown at the end of the game was batted down by Giants secondary and the Patriots walked off the field watching the Giants celebrate their 2nd Super Bowl victory in 4 years. Over 110 million people watched as Madonna performed the halftime show in Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. And over 100 million people watched Eli Manning win his second Super Bowl MVP of his career. One of the highly anticipated Super Bowls has come and gone, and just like The Packers last year, the Giants go home with the trophy.

All season long people had doubted the Giants and their ability to win games when they needed to, halfway through the season the Giants were at 6-2 and were one of the hottest teams in the NFL. Then they went on to lose four straight games in a season that many people thought was over. Tom Coughlin was on the verge of losing his job as the head coach of the Giants, but then something happened on a December evening in Dallas Texas, the Giants snapped their 4 game losing streak to go on and defeat the Cowboys and regain first place in the NFC East. After a crushing loss to the Redskins a week after, the Giants needed to win out to make the playoffs. The rest is history. The Giants go on to win the next 6 games of the year, the sixth being the biggest of them all.

You probably know all of this if you know anything about sports, or have looked at a newspaper in the past 24 hours. But the point of the story is, the Giants never gave up. If there was one consistent thing that each Giant player had to say about their team and their coach is that, no one ever gave up. When they lost four straight, they fought back and won when it mattered. Coach Tom Coughlin became the oldest coach, 65, to win a Super Bowl doing so in historical fashion.

In our lives we come to road blocks that seem to be impossible to get over. If we let those things get us down, then we will never be able to overcome them and get over the rough spots. But if we continue to fight through and really understand what we as people need to do then we can accomplish anything. We are the players, and God is our coach, he helps us no matter what get through the times when we think no one else is there but ourselves. He has a purpose for each of our lives, if we end up having a four game losing streak, we have to have the confidence that God will never give up on us. Be a GIANT believer today! Never give up no matter what gets in your way! You will be amazed at what the end result will be!

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