But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.'”
Mark 16:7 NIV
Peter said how brave he would be. Then at the various trials after Jesus is arrested he denies that he even knows Jesus. Some of the women go to the tomb to finish the burial process and find the tomb empty, and two angels there. The message above in from one of the angels. Peter gets a special invitation. He blew it, he messed up, when the going got tough Peter fell apart.
Jesus didn’t give up on him. He gave him special attention.
Peter came through big, preaching the first sermon, going to the Gentiles first, and becoming one of the main leaders of the church.
When you are coaching and a player blows a big play, this is when you find out what kind of character you have.
Do you yell at him, and insist that he blew it for you, and put him on the end of the bench?
Or do you bring him through it and build up his confidence and show him that one play doesn’t define him?
One way the player shrinks back and plays with hesitation, the other the player grows and works hard and wants his chance at another tough play.
And if you are the player, do you let a play define you, or do you use it as motivation to work hard and let it bring out the best in you.
Results: a team can get better as the season goes on, or it can actually get worse by the end of the season. A big part of it is how you handle the AND PETER moments.