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Free & Fit - Overcoming the Mental Block - by Tim Cheux

Overcoming that Mental Block - by Tim Cheux



After over thirty games without wanting to listen to James Alexander Gordon read the post Saturday night football results or tune into 606 on radio five live, I was very surprised to read and hear the full time football results include a Burnley 1 - Queens Park Rangers 2 result. I imagine James might have fallen off his own chair when that result came in.


QPR have been losing hard and fast since first team coach Mick Beale left to take up the reigns at our more successful Noisy Northern Neighbors, Glasgow, Rangers. Back in October QPR we’re top of the league they had fallen to 21st place and just one point off the relegation places. Quite simply QPR were living up to their nickname of being Quarter Pounder Rubbish!


Wild Thing (Gareth Ainsworth) and the boys at QPR  have been underperforming. For many fellow QPR fans it’s been understandable that you might lose a little bit of hope in your football team. What you may not realize is the negative impact this has on your own mental health and perspective on life. As the football chant goes you won’t hear me singing the blues when Rangers win and Chelsea lose, but when they do lose it’s constant and chaotic.


It’s so unusual that both QPR and Chelsea have been singing the blues just a little bit too often in recent months. Further unrest has taken place due to several changes in management at both clubs. Unfortunately, there is still no correlation to a change in performance. It’s also not easy football to be a football fan in West London when Brentford and Fulham could be the top West London “tourist” club. At QPR we are just not a club with a ground full of tourists at the moment. QPR are consistently losing and many of us are losing with them badly.


How do you respond when your team is on a bad run?


Where does your help come from when your team is losing?


In Psalm 121 it says that “I will lift up my eyes to the hills [of Jerusalem]— From where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.”

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Psalms‬ ‭121‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭AMP‬‬


This is where we need to turn in our time of need. To God. We need to focus are energy not on the opposition, players or coaches. We never respond well to situations when we look away from God. In fact, often when we look to worship sports instead of God our teams, our players and our coaches become our idols. This was the first commandment. Not to have any false idols before God. Our teams are not bad to follow in themselves, but if our lives become only about football we can do ourselves no good.


As we approach the end of the season and appeal to our teams to win their remaining games to ensure safety, promotion or an end to a successful cup run we must remember to return to the alter. To come back to Jesus and Worship him.


We must do as it says in Proverbs to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭NIV‬‬.


Inviting God to speak and to allow room for the Holy Spirit to come into ourselves and remind ourselves of the Verses for Salvation.

 

“But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Romans‬ ‭10:8-10‬ ‭NIV‬‬. If we believe within our hearts and declare with our mouths Jesus is Lord we will be saved.


Let us pray together the Prayer for Salvation

 

“Lord Jesus, I confess my sins and ask for your forgiveness. Please come into my heart as my Lord and Savior. Take complete control of my life and help me to walk in Your footsteps daily by the power of the Holy Spirit. Thank you Lord for saving me and for answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”


Overcoming that Mental Block


After over thirty games without wanting to listen to James Alexander Gordon read the post Saturday night football results or tune into 606 on radio five live, I was very surprised to read and hear the full time football results include a Burnley 1 - Queens Park Rangers 2 result. I imagine James might have fallen off his own chair when that result came in.


QPR have been losing hard and fast since first team coach Mick Beale left to take up the reigns at our more successful Noisy Northern Neighbors, Glasgow, Rangers. Back in October QPR we’re top of the league they had fallen to 21st place and just one point off the relegation places. Quite simply QPR were living up to their nickname of being Quarter Pounder Rubbish!


Wild Thing (Gareth Ainsworth) and the boys at QPR  have been underperforming. For many fellow QPR fans it’s been understandable that you might lose a little bit of hope in your football team. What you may not realize is the negative impact this has on your own mental health and perspective on life. As the football chant goes you won’t hear me singing the blues when Rangers win and Chelsea lose, but when they do lose it’s constant and chaotic.


It’s so unusual that both QPR and Chelsea have been singing the blues just a little bit too often in recent months. Further unrest has taken place due to several changes in management at both clubs. Unfortunately, there is still no correlation to a change in performance. It’s also not easy football to be a football fan in West London when Brentford and Fulham could be the top West London “tourist” club. At QPR we are just are not a club with a ground full of tourists at the moment. QPR are consistently losing and many of us are losing with them badly.


How do you respond when your team is on a bad run?


Where does your help come from when your team is losing?


In Psalm 121 it says that “I will lift up my eyes to the hills [of Jerusalem]— From where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.”

‭‭

Psalms‬ ‭121‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭AMP‬‬


This is where we need to turn in our time of need. To God. We need to focus are energy not on the opposition, players or coaches. We never respond well to situations when we look away from God. In fact, often when we look to worship sports instead of God our teams, our players and our coaches become our idols. This was the first commandment. Not to have any false idols before God. Our teams are not bad to follow in themselves, but if our lives become only about football we can do ourselves no good.


As we approach the end of the season and appeal to our teams to win their remaining games to ensure safety, promotion or an end to a successful cup run we must remember to return to the alter. To come back to Jesus and Worship him.


We must do as it says in Proverbs to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭NIV‬‬.


Inviting God to speak and to allow room for the Holy Spirit to come into ourselves and remind ourselves of the Verses for Salvation.

 

“But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Romans‬ ‭10:8-10‬ ‭NIV‬‬. If we believe within our hearts and declare with our mouths Jesus is Lord we will be saved.


Let us pray together the Prayer for Salvation

 

“Lord Jesus, I confess my sins and ask for your forgiveness. Please come into my heart as my Lord and Savior. Take complete control of my life and help me to walk in Your footsteps daily by the power of the Holy Spirit. Thank you Lord for saving me and for answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”


Love & Blessings F&F Team


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