Happy New Year everyone, hope this week’s devotion finds you doing well. It is the start of a week and the start of a new year so it is typical to discuss how you start the game…
As a coach I would often remind players that it is important to come out of the gate strong and not allow the opponent to get us in too big of a hole; especially when in their gym… The home crowd can give an emotional boost that helps the home team get their engine churning and dictate the flow of the game; and if we do not chart our own course (game plan) - create our own flow/momentum - we will simply be in the opponent’s wake – behind!!!!
If you have made resolutions or plans for the week/year then it is important to start strong! The enemy does not want us to succeed and the fact is that we are in his “gym.” But the reality is that it is easier to just go with the flow than to dictate the flow… It is important to chart our course (game plan) and stick with it, not allowing the enemy or circumstances to dictate the flow of the game!
Proverbs 6:6-11 reminds us of the importance of preparation and staying with the plan. It tells us to observe the ant that stays busy at work throughout all the seasons of life so that even in winter it can eat…
Ephesians 5:15-16 tells us that every minute on the clock matters and we should be using them wisely.
1 Peter 5:8 likens our enemy unto a “roaring lion” that is bent on our destruction.
So what is your game plan? Did you start 2014 strong? Are you taking advantage of the time you have been given to get bigger, stronger, and faster (physically, mentally, and spiritually)?
Are you caught in the current of what life is dealing you or have you charted your own course?
Are you just going with the flow or are you creating flow?
Are you caught in a wake – or creating a wake?