We can put, dance, color guard, music, skateboarding, surfing, skiing, wrestling, etc. in the place of “DRILL”, below. All of the words that are in bold all capitals, are a fairly standard saying or at least thought process.
In different ways, thousands of people “drill”: honor guard units, JROTC cadets, etc. and for many, it is an activity that is enjoyable and one that teaches hard work, discipline, teamwork and many other life skills.
THIS IS MY IDENTITY
I can see how this could be a feeling that you may have, but your activity is NOT your sole identity, it is part of it, but only on the surface, meaning that this is what others see; your outward appearance. What is your identity? You character, integrity, morals, principles and values. You were created in God’s image. He knew you before the Creation and can live in your heart.
THE REASON I WAKE UP EVERY MORNING
I know that some mornings you’d rather pull the covers back over you and roll over, but we push through each day because God has a purpose for each of us. We may not understand it, especially when a teenager, but there is a purpose. There is much more to life than drill, wrestling or dance.
For a time (usually during the time of high school and even into college) we can devote many of our waking hours to practicing our hobby which, for some, could turn into a life-long enjoyment or even a job, and that is a great thing! But to obsess on one area of our life continuously for any length of time can be dangerous, we have family, friends, school work, a job and many other activities that need our time and energy.
THE INTERNAL DRIVE THAT WILL STAY WITH ME FOREVER
Our activity (let’s concentrate on exhibition drill), can teach us the skills that we can use in many other areas, keeping the influence of an activity in which we once participated, or are still participating, and having that positive influence affect our lives on a daily basis is a good thing!
DRILL IT IS WHAT DEFINES ME
No, it does not. Everything you do, the people who are around you, help define you- on the outside. There is so much more that we have already discussed.
Practice and compete- it’s fun and can be so beneficial to you. Just don’t let it take over your life.
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