Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Game of "LIFE"

I picked up Maddy from school the other day and she told me she had gotten in trouble. After going over some of her "avoidable" circumstances and getting on to her pretty good, she says to me "I am not good at anything." At that moment God had humbled me. I could feel the frustration going down about her situation and my heart preparing to build her up. I shared a story I felt God putting on my heart.

God had showed me of a time Jeremy and I were playing the game of "LIFE." It was given to us, by his mom, for our first Christmas together. He and I sat and played it one night. Well, he beat me...and I got mad. I was used to winning when we played Scrabble...and he never got mad.

How many of us are "sore losers"? We get to be involved in this "game of LIFE" and we get mad when someone "wins" or succeeds at something before we do. How many of us feel "behind" on LIFE and we just quit? How many of us get distracted by things in LIFE and we detour from the "board game"? I can tell you now, I have.

I have gotten angry when someone "got ahead" of something I have strived for, I have felt "behind" on things and gave up and wondered "what if?", and I have been distracted by things and wandered off of the "board game" of LIFE.

Do you want to know the secret of having a win? Allow God to move you. He created this LIFE. Why waste your time "struggling" to get to the next block in LIFE if it wasn't your time? God has a plan for EVERYONE. You may have similar plans to get to that point but your journey won't be the same. He has a plan for you. And even if you wander off...He'll bring you right back. When you get to where He originally intended for you to be, you will wonder why you never stayed on the path to begin with.

Start now. Allow God to be your hand. Let Him move you to your win!
"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps"-Proverbs 16:9