Game of Life
A certain type of winner.
It’s pretty weird, but newbie hockey players have taught me a huge lesson about prayer. You see, one of the first things I teach a new player is to always try and stand, move and look like you are already a skilled professional. Instantly, your confidence goes up, your ability to play increases because you’re in the right position, and you get much better much quicker. Just by dressing, acting and just feeling like a much better player. And it’s the same with my faith. When I pray, I used to pray like a beginner. You know the feeling. “Look God, if you could do this… um, maybe, sort of…” Kind of doubting.
Like a Newbie.
But then I saw the bit in the Bible that says; “Pray like you have already got what you prayed for.”
Because prayer IS that certain. So now I try to live my life, pray my prayers and walk the walk as if God has already answered my prayers. Even though he has yet to fully play it out, I can know everything will play out and so, rather than being shy and anxious, I act like it’s already done.
In my game I try and always look and move like I have already won, even when I am losing.
In my game of life I live and pray as if I am already victorious in everything, even though it hasn’t fully taken shape. Yet.
And as I play my game, striving to always look and play like I have already won, sometimes I lose the game. Because I am human. But in my life of faith, the outcome does not rely on me, it relies on God. And he is NOT human. So the prospect of winning is guaranteed. And that is something worth playing for. And praying for. And knowing for sure.
19/11/2017 / Kit Densley