Hey there, friend!
Last week we discussed how God sees us and the potential we have in Him. Today, I want us to take it a step further.
Imagine, if you would, you’re at a baseball game. You’re excited because both teams have incredible coaches, and the players are world-class, so you know you’re in for a treat! The hot dogs and popcorn have been bought, you’ve settled in your seat, and it’s time for the game to begin.
“Play ball!” the ump calls out.
The players take the field, but you notice something strange ... even though the fielding team is in position, all the batting team is sitting in the dugout. The game begins, but there’s no action happening.
The pitcher stares down home plate, but there’s no one up to bat. The players in the dugout keep watching the scoreboard, hoping for some runs, but since no one is hitting, that doesn’t seem likely. Eventually they just give up and stare at one another instead, waiting to see what happens next.
Pretty boring, huh?
I wonder if that’s how WE look sometimes, though.
God has gifted us each uniquely with certain interests and abilities, and with hard-wiring to accomplish certain tasks well. For sure, He’s the best coach and play-caller we could ever hope to have! But then sometimes we just sit there, wanting and praying for life-change and the chance to make a difference in the world, but too afraid to actually come out of the dugout and step into the batter’s box ourselves.
As Chrystal Evans Hurst reminds us on page 93 of She’s Still There:
"You have to participate consistently and intentionally in your life."
Because see here’s the thing — just like in that baseball game, no matter how great the potential and how brilliant our Coach, until I’m willing to step in and do my part and you’re willing to step in and do yours, the world is missing out!
What might it be missing out on?
All those good things He has for us to do! Ephesians 2:10
And sure, we may strike out from time to time, but that’s ok, because sometimes we’re going to connect and knock it right out of the park!
So what are you waiting for? Batter up!
Reflect and Respond:
Are you ready to step up to the plate? How will you participate more intentionally in your life?
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