A reporter landed a rare interview with an aging Ted Williams. They were discussing the current state of hitting in the major leagues. The reporter asked Williams, widely considered the greatest hitter in history, how well he would hit against the current crop of pitchers.
“I’d hit about .280,” said Williams.
Reporter: “Just .280? You wouldn’t hit any better than that?”
Williams: “You have to understand, I’m 75 years old now.”
No one who ever saw Williams hit would doubt his ability to hit late in life. One reason for that was that even though he retired as a professional hitter in 1960, he kept swinging the bat – as a hitting instructor and as the first manager of the Texas Rangers.
That’s the key to successful recovery. When times are hard, keep swinging. When you have just struck out, keep swinging. When you feel like quitting, keep swinging.
Recovery Step: God promises, “Even in your old age, I am God, and I will carry you” (Isaiah 46:4). So stay in the game. Keep swinging.