Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Feel like you're Losing?

This summer I have started watching baseball consistently for the first time in my life.    It’s a long story that I won’t put in an email, but it has been really fun to learn the nuances of a game that I spent 53 years thinking was the most boring sport ever.  Those of you who are fans know that it is anything but boring — but you have to know what to watch for, pay attention, learn and watch a lot of it to get why it’s interesting.

There is nothing better in a baseball game or any sport for that matter, than when your team makes a comeback.   Everyone has pretty much given up hope and then all the sudden …. it happens.   That 3 point shot in the last second of a game that means that someone wins March Madness :-)   That last play of the game where the quarterback throws a hail mary and a wide receiver that nobody has ever heard of happens to be in the right spot.   Or that ninth inning, when your team is behind by 3, and your favorite player hits a grand slam…. game over, you win.

Maybe your in a season in your life where you feel like you are losing big time.  You don’t see that you have a chance….  You haven’t won a game in a really really long time.
Maybe it seems that  it’s the last 7 seconds of your game and you have the ball — and your team is behind by 2.
Maybe you’ve got the football, and you have to score a touchdown or it’s all over because this is the last play of the game.
Or maybe you’re at bat, behind by three, but there are three guys on base.  It’s a full count.   

Well, guess what?   This is your moment.  Because we serve THAT kind of God.   God is a God of comebacks.    

Look through history.   David, the dude who had an affair and then killed off the girl's husband, was considered a man after God’s own heart.   Abraham who slept with his slave because he couldn’t wait for God to give him the son He promised, still ended up with a 90 year old pregnant wife…. talk about a last second shot!  How about the apostle Paul who was out killing Christians ….. a mess for sure…. playing for the other team… who gets a second chance to be recruited by God for a lifetime of purposeful service and changing the lives of others.

And i’m pretty sure that there is no comeback story more powerful than the man who was dead and buried for three days and then showed up alive.   Just sayin.

So if you are in a week moment, grab ahold of that last bit of faith you have, summon some courage, and head out to the game.

This is your time your moment
The fire the fight you're golden
You've come so far keep going
Oh here comes the comeback
There is no mountain you can't face
There is no giant you can't take
All of your tears were not a waste
Your one step away
Just when they think they've got you game set match
Oh here comes the comeback
You gotta listen to this:

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