Tag: Football

#BGIM Learning and Training Special Edition 2


We continue the Learning & Training Special, #LTS in this week’s #BGIM. After Trainers were urged to train people willingly in order to help them climb higher the ladder of success by the RELEASE PRINCIPLE, we turn our attention to the Trainees.


The huge challenge to Trainers actually is the ATTITUDE of trainees. Most trainers complain that the people that they come across to train of late are NOT TRAINABLE. Why?!

Most young people think they know much or better than their Trainers. Some sadly compare their trainers with other trainers and when their trainers seem to ‘fall short’ of the standard of others, their receptacle of the training reduces.

Like the young boy Samuel in the Bible, he didn’t let the frailties and shortcomings of the priest, Eli affect how he treated or received anything from the priest. It is true God wanted to call Samuel as a prophet he had to pass through the training of Eli, the High Priest. Eli guided Samuel as to how to hear the voice of God after several failed attempts by Samuel in recognising that it was God who was calling him and not Eli, the priest. (Refer to 1 Samuel 3 in the Bible)

After Samuel was able to recognise the voice of God, hear it and most importantly receive a prophecy which literally would have painted a ‘bad picture’ of his trainer, he didn’t snub his trainer. He still continued his normal duties and still revered his trainer. Most trainees of late would certainly have moved out of the training school because now God has bypassed their trainer to start speaking to them the trainee.

Imagine, a young boy being ‘called’ three times by his master at night and still his Master said he didn’t call him. How?!!! My master is just worrying my sleep, he is just exploiting me because I am under him. Same happened to Samuel unknowingly till he recognised the LORD’S voice. Samuel was trainable.

Are you trainable? Do you allow yourself to be trained? No training in this world is ever smooth. There are times you would not even understand why you are undergoing that part of the training session but I tell it is important you go through that training. STILL allow yourself to be trained.

I remember when we were young playing for a local youth football ⚽ club in Kasoa, one thing most of us didn’t like or understand was WARM-UP (where you go round the field for a number of times followed by aerobics and fitness exercises in the centre of the park). We were always dragging our feet 👣 during Warm-Up. Why do we have to do all of this when the football is there to be played? We came to play football ⚽ and not to be doing warm-up.

Some of us never understood it till later on in life. Truth is, if you didn’t allow yourself to be trained in that way, you wouldn’t end up as a successful professional despite all your football talent and skill. Imagine an UNFIT Lionel Messi in football ⚽. He wouldn’t have won any of his 5 Ballon d’Ors.

As a trainee, would you be like the two sons of Eli who were UNTRAINABLE or like Samuel who allowed himself to be trained?

#BGIM Bless God It’s Monday
#LTS-2 Learning & Training Special Edition 2

Watch out for LTS Edition 3.

Edition 1 of LTS can be seen at WRITE_S’ blog at http://www.write4sharingblog.wordpress.com