I pray that everyone had a fantastic week so far, and if nothing else, tomorrow is definitely Friday!
So last Thursday we talked about stepping up to the plate, about not being afraid to strike out… about offense. Although, something I learned from playing basketball is, a strong defense makes for an easy offense. So let’s explore that…
Whenever opposition comes at us (for the sake of this analogy, a rival batter, or team) we have to be able to field their attempts. How do we do that? By playing defense. So when the other team is at bat, there are multiple things going on in the field. Just like when we face a problem there are multiple routes we can take to solve them… actually, I might be getting ahead and I don’t want to confuse myself so, let me set this picture up for you.
The catcher is God, he calls the pitches
The pitcher is you, and it’s up to you if you’re going to listen to the catcher
The infield is the faith you have in what you decided to throw and…
The outfield is your counsel… keep that in mind moving forward!
So back to what I was saying… after we pray we need to be able to hear God, pay attention to the signs, and then follow through with what we’re told do… but do we trust the process, do we have faith in the pitch? In the case that we don’t and the batter hits a pop fly, who has your back in the field?
So my friends are funny… and their personalities match the positions they play in the field. Adriana plays Center. Always willing to put in the extra effort needed in order to get the job done and is typically the fastest (in this case always have a quick scripture reference on hand and is ready with a hypothetical solution)
Olivia plays left, and plays it well! Knowing that although not always close to the action, she is a vital part of the team. She uses that focus and constant readiness to provide a consistency that is to be smiled upon.
Jennifer plays right field, and though not as quick as center or even left, the overall usefulness of her counsel makes up for the lack of speed. The need for her to process before just throwing in her two cents makes for great defensive help.
What is the point of all this? Glad you asked!
Point is… Sometimes we need help! Sometimes even from the lack of faith that we have in the ability to get things done! And that’s okay, no one is perfect, but it’s so nice to know that you have people willing to hold you down during difficult circumstances… Anyway, I pray that you all have a wonderful weekend. I love you all, and I leave you with this…
Proverbs 18:24 NLT
There are “friends” who destroy each other,
but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.
Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (komplex simplicity)