PODCAST: A Tackle is Analogous to Engagement with the Enemy (God Receives Glory Even from Football #4 with Daniel Whyte III)

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”
—Vince Lombardi

“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”
—Proverbs 24:16

To win in this thing called life, everybody needs a good, solid hit every now and then. There is nothing like a good, solid hit in life to get the cobwebs out and to remind you that you have an enemy. Let me say something here real quick that I will probably deal with elsewhere in this book, and that is, contrary to what some people have tried to bring up over the past three or four years, football is not a violent game. Most football lovers do not go to a football game or watch a football game on television to see violence. People go to the movies to see violence not to a football game. In football, a good, solid hard hit along with the proper absorbing of the hit is a thing of beauty. Spiritually speaking, it parallels much of life. For no matter how much we plan our day and our week, the hits are going to come. They come in many different ways and from many different angles. But the hits keep on coming. If you absorb the hits properly you will be awakened and reminded, but you will not be hurt. And, yes, in football, there is a proper way to hit and there is a proper way to be hit. And it is the same in life. Oftentimes people who are injured do not hit properly or they do not absorb a hit properly and they do not know how to fall properly. Also, oftentimes a person who is always getting injured is not playing hard enough. In other words, they are scared or intimidated by the enemy. The good, hard, solid hit actually does something on the inside of a person on a deep level that makes them want to fight even harder and accomplish the goal even more. “He ready” or “she ready.” The hit, I tell you, is a beautiful thing.