Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Game of Life

First baseball game of the season. New team, new coaches, and a whole lot of shuffling going on as staff adjusts players' positions for best results. Of course, they've been doing that in practice; but there's nothing like a real live game against real live opponents to point out defects.

To win games, players must be willing to play where the coaches place them. Whether infielders, outfielders, pitcher, catcher, or shortstop, individuals are called upon to put the welfare of the team ahead of their own personal interests. Each position must be filled with the player who is best suited for that job.

Got me to thinking about the walk of a Christian. He suits up and shows up for the game. Then, like the baseball player, he submits to his Coach to place him where he is best suited in the Body of Christ. Perhaps Christian always wanted to be the eye, but God makes him a foot. Does Christian pout and sulk or does he trust and obey his Coach?

"If the whole body were an eye, 
where would the sense of hearing be?
If the whole body were an ear, 
where would the sense of smell be:
But in fact 
God has arranged the parts in the body,
every one of them,
just as he wanted them to be."
~I Corinthians 12:17-20

After all, we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10).  God knows the "game of life" and knows the position He wants each of us to play. He will, therefore, provide all the gear and gifting we need to do our part in the game of life in order to bring Him glory.

We have a winning Coach: we are a winning team! 
All for One and One for all! GO, FIGHT, WIN!

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