Forsett may not be a household name, although I did have him save my team a few times when I had him on my fantasy team a couple years ago. Now he is looking for touches in a full backfield with one of his best friends and former college teammate Marshawn Lynch and Leon Washington. So with plenty of competition for touches and work, Forsett must keep sharing the load and waiting for his chance to shine.
This is not the first adversity that Forsett has faced.meet him everywhere he goes. In fact, it seems to
follow him everywhere he goes. He now embraces the challenges he faces, as you can read here.
Some thoughts and lessons that I take from his story.
2a- If God is central, all challenges can be faced – Hearing, as Forsett did repeatedly, that you are too small and unable to do this or that can weigh you down. The devil loves to play the doubt game in our minds. He will constantly surround us with people (ourselves included) that tell us over and over that we are useless. We hear about all of our shortcomings and about how we shouldn’t even bother trying to accomplish anything because we will fail! fail! fail! But God sent Jesus to die for our sins to show one thing. That He does not consider us worthless. The opposite is true. He sees us as valuable enough that He went to great lengths just to offer us a way that we could be with Him.
2b- There will be times that we will fail. What will we do with that? Will we listen to Satan and stop trying, give up and shut down? Or will we learn from our failures, refocus of God’s leading, and grow more dependent on Him to help us. I have a friend who teaches top level science at a High School. His class is routinely filled with smart people who have never failed a test in all of their schooling. On one of the first days, he gives them a quiz that most fail. He then challenges them to a: know that they don’t yet have it all figured out and still have some things to learn, and b: decide how they are going to deal with failure – shut down or bear down. Stop trying, or try harder. There are great life lessons here. How well do you deal with failure and rejection? How can draw closer to God in times of failure and struggle? How can you depend on Him to persevere? Figuring out these answers will go a long way to making Satan’s attacks ineffective in your life.
One of the places where I saw people attacking Forsett is in the area of his marriage. For his first anniversary, he wrote a song and made a video for his wife. You can watch it below. The website that I found it on, (and choose not to link to) though, had a lot of negative things to say, not about Forsett necessarily, but kind of. It criticized the song and doubted that his marriage would last for 40 years. I am not sure if it was a comment of Forsett or about marriage in general, but from the other article I linked to, I know that if people are telling Forsett that he can’t. He will go to great lengths to prove that he CAN!