The bible says “For the vision is yet for an appointed time,but at the end it shall speak,and not lie; though it tarry,wait for it; because it will surely come,it will not tarry;”(Habakkuk 2:3).
One of the greatest lessons of life could be found in the Champions league match between Liverpool and Barcelona on May 7,2019. After the first leg,majority of people and football pundits(myself inclusive) easily predicted that Liverpool could win the second leg but would not qualify to the final stage,but the world and football is always full of surprises and that was what the world witnessed.
FIVE BITTER LESSONS FROM THE MATCH!
1. No matter the odd that is staked against you,NEVER GIVE UP. As Mohamed Salah why did he put on a shirt with the inscription “Never Give Up” even when his team was down by 3 goals from first leg,yet he went to the stadium with Faith and Hope.
2. Pride goes before a fall,ask Messi who had a clear chance to score to make it one-one but decided to entertain the crowd by dribbling away from goal,thereby losing the one glorious chance that would have been vital to Barcelona survival.
3. Never underrate your opponent, no matter how bruised he or she might have been. Barcelona believed that without Mohammed Salah and Firmino, Liverpool do not have the required firepower to stage a surprise, but the remaining boys proved them wrong.
4. In the moment of battle, never attack half way or reserve your best for the opportune time as this might become a disaster to you.
5. The opinion of others don’t count what counts is what you believe in. Liverpool believed that they can never walk alone, and they showed the world the stuff they are made off.
You see, life is never favorable to anyone,you just get to get up and tell yourself daily, I am gonna make it.
Just as Aary Stark told the woman of Light in the Game of thrones,when she was asked what would she tell the god of death, she replied “Not Today,” Liverpool told the world and those who wrote them off….Not Today.
So, when failure comes knocking on your door reply like Liverpool players and Aary Stark…. Not Today.
You are formed for something great,so rise up and defeat whoever stands on your way.Shalom