Are you really READY for the BIG-TIME?
There is a young man, a star on the local football team. |
He works hard toward his goal of playing in the Big League someday.
Preparing himself; working out and doing everything he can to “make the team”.
This young man or woman could very well be you!
I finally make the "team". I have arrived. And, I am a new believer and follower of Christ Jesus.
My heart pounds rapidly as I hold my hand over my heart, listening to the beautiful sound of the National Anthem.
My eyes gaze out across the stands at all the people who have gathered to watch the game "LIVE".
Our first game is an away game. We are playing our nemesis, the “Wolverines”.
There do not appear to be many of our own fans out there. Not many seem to root for the “Sheep”.
The anthem is over and the crowd cheers for the Wolverines to march out onto the field.
Fireworks begin to explode as the people wait with great anticipation of the battles about to be fought between the warrior/fighters.
The Coach (our Lord) gathers the team together for a final pep-talk.
I don’t really remember much of what He said, but it was something like, “Go out and win this one for Me!"
"I’ve got faith in you. You have everything you need, now get out there and show them WHO you are”.
It all seemed like a blur…
My heart pounds all the more rapidly, my nerves feel shattered, my hands are shaking and dripping with sweat.
FEAR has gripped my mind as I approached the “line”.
My body began to shake as I look at the Wolverines glaring and mocking eyes.
They looked every part like wolves.
Fangs waiting for blood, BIG wolves, little wolves and every type of wolf I had ever seen and every one of them were seething.
I turned around and noticed that I was the ONLY player for our team on the field.
I looked over at Coach and screamed, “Whaaaat’s UP!” Coach hollered back to me saying with His hands cupped over his mouth, ...
“It’s OK son! You can DO IT! I’ve got FAITH in you”! (Phi 4:13).
May the Lord Bless "ALL" who are able to receive this message.