The neat thing about sports is this………… Experts can predict, break down all the strengths and weaknesses of each team, and show all the reasons on paper why one team is sure to beat the other team. But……. The game must be played and we all know, it doesn’t always go the way the experts tell us it will. Turnovers, injuries, trick plays, coaching adjustments, penalties, and so much more take a sixty-minute game on a journey that keeps us on the edge of our seat waiting for the clock to read 00:00. It’s kind of the same with life…….. we can plan our path, break down all the reasons we should choose that college, buy that house, or take that job. We can do all the planning and dreaming. But………. Life must be lived, and just like in sports ….. it doesn’t always go the way we expected or planned it. Finances, sickness, career choices, kids, co-workers, death, and many more challenges and obstacles will …. Keep us on the edge-- where sometimes we’re just trying to survive another day!! Now in that game unless you are suiting up and playing or on the sideline coaching – you have no control over the end result. You are a spectator!! Just along for the ride!!In Life ……….. you have all the control. All the decisions are up to you. The playbook is in your hands. But, here’s the biggest coaching decision you face - once you make the decision to give God “ALL Control” you just gave the headset and the playbook to the ultimate winningest coach of all time. He may not keep you from heartaches, struggles, and hard times…. But He is leading you to the biggest victory you can ever have!! I’m so Thankful to Have God as MY COACH!! I’m so Thankful that even during my darkest moments He is working to make them bright. I’m so Thankful that even when I mess up, He doesn’t sideline me or cut me from His team. He loves me and puts me right back in the game!! I’m so Thankful that VICTORY is already mine, and the trophy is my eternity with Him and many others that I love!! So, what’s happening in your life? Your co-worker’s life? Your family members life? Who’s the coach and what are the predictions for victory?? Share Jesus with someone today and everyday………. God is always ready for new team members!!
Posted on Mon, February 5, 2018
by Gary Larson