I’m the first to admit that I’m not much of a sports fan. The finer ins and outs of any team sport leave me bewildered. However I do know this: all games need players, coaches, referees, scorekeepers, and fans.
In the game of life, we often spend our time trying out for the wrong position. Most of us are the players, but too often we take our eyes off the game of life and determine to be the coach of everybody else. Some of us inject ourselves into the referee position by deciding what is right or wrong for every one else. As to score keeping, who among us is not holding a grudge?
If we are only fans, watching the game of life, what right do we have to criticize those who are actually living it?
As I said, I do not know much about playing hockey or baseball, but I do know that when we try to play in the wrong position, we create chaos.
What position has God called you to play? Why aren’t you?
You’ve all been to the stadium and seen athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally. (1 Corinthians 9:24-25, MSG)
Prayer – Father, thank you for reminding us to play our own position, not someone else’s. Amen