First Day Nerves

Will I be good enough? What if it goes wrong? What if I let people down?

Those are the nervous thoughts rushing through me as I approach a life time first. A netball tournament.

Even at school, I was never good enough to be picked for the team. I think I played one Netball match when they were desperate. I was 11, maybe 12 years old. I’m now 29, and somehow I have found myself playing in a end of season tournament.

So I am nervous. But the Bible is full of scripture highlighting the merit of hard work and trying hard. My favourite is this:

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”

‭‭Ecclesiastes 9: 10 ‭NIVUK‬‬

There we have it. Whatever you find yourself doing, do it with all your might.

Today, I will drop the ball, miss a shot, get done for footwork and goodness knows what else. Why? Because I’m not really that good at netball. But, I will try with all my might to be the best netballer I can be. Who knows? I might even intercept the ball at some point!

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