Game of Life
Always a rookie.
At the end of every year the AFL holds its rookie draft, where teams get to pick up new players who will, hopefully, one day be legendary household names. How many of these newbies expect to play in a Grand Final in the next twelve months? Heck, how many expect to play in an actual game? Not many. Maybe none. So, do they quit? No.
And what about all those athletes who are hitting the hot summery pre-season so they are ready for the hard grind of the proper season? If they don’t win their first game, why don’t they just give up? Clearly they weren’t good enough, right?
Well, no. Because everyone knows that to be a winner, you must also be patient. I can’t go into the gym today and expect to be fit and buff tomorrow. It takes time. Be patient.
And it’s exactly the same with my faith. I am not good enough. I never will be. But as I grow and know more about God, I get better, I get more faithful. I become more effective. But it takes time. I hate it when God doesn’t answer my prayers.
But if I be patient, I see that he does. His way. His time. So rather than pout about God not listening to me, I have learned to listen to him. I am learning to be patient. I might not win the game I’m about to play, but I love the game and I know I’m getting better.
Likewise, I might not know what God is doing in my life right now, but I know HE knows. So I will be patient. Because I love playing this game of life with God. And after a few seasons of learning and training with him, I’m no longer a rookie. But, just like a rookie, one of the things I need, always, is to be patient.
03/12/2017 / Kit Densley