Monday, September 14, 2015

September 14, 2015 - Great Players Think Moves Ahead

A great player has awareness of where he is at and also awareness of where he is going! I have witnessed many very good players that have great moves but don’t necessarily read the game a few moves down the court… (like great billiards players that set up for future shots.)

I have often written about my favorite point guard (Tyler Lewis of the Butler Bulldogs.) I’ve seen other players with equal or sometimes better skill sets in the moment, but never seen anyone better at seeing the “future” of the game…  not only where he is planning to go but also where his teammates are going… and even more impressively he sees where the defense is planning to go.

In our Christian lives I believe we are told to not only make right decisions in the moment, but also to look at how they affect the future.

Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”

So how do we do that?

Psalm 119:105 “Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”

Do you see it? A lamp is used to illuminate the situation you are currently in and a light for a path indicates seeing the future of where you will be walking. We are to not only make decisions that are for the moment but also consider how they affect the future. (Thinking of Ephesians 5:15 that tells us to “walk circumspectly, not as fools but wise.”)

Allow God’s Word to be your rudder… let It direct you!

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