Game of Life
The coach ignores me?
When I play hockey, the coach is always talking to me. Now that I’m a bit more experienced, he’s not talking to me personally as much as he used to, but I’m in the team and the coach is always adjusting, shaping, making changes to make the team better.
But here’s what I’ve noticed. The coach doesn’t need to tell me the basics anymore. I know what the coach expects, and I do it. So he doesn’t have to keep telling me. I know to stop, control and get rid of the ball. I don’t need to be told that every time.
And I’m finding it’s exactly the same in my spiritual life. I have been following Gods instructions for a while now, so I know what works and what doesn’t work. He doesn’t have to keep telling me the basics.
So, does that mean God’s not talking to me? Not at all. Does the coach care about me less because he’s not constantly riding me to do things? No. Quite the opposite. My coach loves that I play the game the way he wants, the way it works. The fact that he’s not constantly in my ear is a good thing.
And so it is with my faith. If I need constant, daily reminders of how to live a life of faith, how good God is, his care and his direction, maybe it’s time I grew up started taking some responsibility, because once God has finished coaching me in the basics of faith, then the game can REALLY get going!
My coach would much rather ask me to do amazing things on the field than constantly having to remind me of the basics. And it’s exactly the same in my life of faith. God still talks to my life, he’s still guiding me and shaping me. But it’s not the basics anymore. Be loving, resist the urge to strike out, resist temptation, all that stuff. I know that. Now I’m finding God is guiding me on to learn things I never even imagined. It’s a bit exciting. But that’s why we play the game.
10/12/2017 / Kit Densley