Day 8 of 21 Days. Remember Your Source. If you want victory over circumstances and troublesome challenges in your life, you must remember your source. Take your queues from the one who knows you, knows the field of testing and desires to honor you with big wins.
When it comes to your faith, Psalm 91:2, declares, "I will say of the Lord , He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust."
American football reaches its peak this time every year. Today, the NCAA College Football National Championship game will be played and we are just three weeks away from the end of the NFL's 100th season, culminating with Super Bowl 54.
There are many lessons that can be learned from the game of football and one question that is always top of mind, is which Coach-Quarterback duo will lead their team to victory. How they will accomplish that task?
When the Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl in 1971, Roger Staubach struggled with being a quarterback who didn't call his own signals. Evidently, Coach Landry sent in every play, telling him when to pass, when to run, and insisting he only change the play in emergency situations. Can you imagine? You're on the field scrambling while 300 lb defensive linemen are charging directly at you and you have to resist your instincts, focus your mind and command your body to respond the way the Coach, who's standing on the sideline, says to respond? Well, this was a trial for Roger the Dodger Staubach and I'm sure it can be the same for you.
You are on the field of life, responsible for carrying dreams and plans all the way to the other side, crossing the line to declare victory. You are expected to do this over and over, as many times as necessary. Your neighbors, your employer and your family (your team), is counting on you to score touchdowns, set up field goals, execute 2-point conversions and legally do whatever else you can do, to win.
This is the time that you should be thankful that you have help! That's what the Coach does for you, but you must trust him.
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord , and depart from evil."
Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
When it came to football, Roger considered Coach Landry to have what he called a “genius mind” but his pride said that he should be able to run his own team.
Like you and me, Roger had a decision to make. Would he allow pride to rule his life, ignore his Coach and make himself the star? Or would he listen to the Coach and do what he wanted? After winning the Superbowl, he said, “I faced up to the issue of obedience. Once I learned to obey there was harmony, fulfillment, and victory.”
How about you? Will you remember your source, obey his guidance and let Him lead you to victory?
Heavenly Father, today I silence the voices of pride and opinions that contradict Your word. You are my refuge and my fortress. I will walk in harmony with You and not resist Your will for my life. Show me how to win. Guide me on when to run, throw, drop back, spin and scramble. Help me to carry those dreams, plans and Your agenda into the red zone and across the goal line! You are my source, my strength, my God, in whom I completely trust. In the name of Jesus, Amen!
Inspiring Hope, Seasoning Faith, Pastor Sean
P.S.: If you are a sinner and want to be born again, pray this prayer:
Lord God, forgive me for my sins. I ask Jesus to come into my heart. I make Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. Amen.
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