Earlier this week, I announced the first Ridgeland High School home game of the season. The Panthers were hosting the Warriors of LFO.
Everyone was excited and there were several underclassmen playing for RHS (because the football team is still playing in the playoffs and several of the varsity players play both sports.) The referee brought the two centers in to midcourt for the opening tip-off.
The ball went up, one of the players tipped the ball to their teammate who dribbled down court, around a couple of the opposing players, layed it up (beautifully I might add), and scored two points just like that in less than 5 seconds..........the only problem..........it was in the wrong basket. Great shot! Wrong Goal! The opposing team started with 2 unearned points.
Watching my kids play soccer for years I have seen several "own goals" where inadvertently you score in your own goal for the other team. It is embarrassing when it happens.
In the gym, everyone laughed (including the player who made the shot).
In life-I have ran the wrong way on the court and then managed to stop and look back to realize I was doing something good, just not what I was supposed to be doing.
A youth ministry friend of mine once said, "If the Devil can't make you bad-he will make you busy." I have been, to many times, to busy to see what God wanted me to accomplish.
Great Shot! Wrong Goal!