Coach Put Me in the Game

I had the pleasure of attending a Historical Black College/university (HBCU) football game over the weekend. The game came down to who scored on their last possession of the ball. And Alabama A&M was successful in a win over Texas Southern University (50 -43).

Listen, I love football. Here’s my perspective while watching the game. I noticed the coach remained on the sidelines and provided direction to the team; however, he could not be directly on the field once the game started. I also realized when a player wanted the coach to put him in the game he would walk the field with his coach trying to prove he was ready to enter the game. If the coach thought he was ready, he would let him play, and if not the player would wait.

In addition to this, sometimes, time-outs were called by the Coach and the team would huddle on the field or the sideline. The coach would give feedback to the team – both praise and other times correction.

Y’all know I made a correlation, right? Because I always do! 😂 The Coach for me represented my relationship with God. First off, I could see myself figuratively walking with Jesus asking him for something in his name – because there’s no other name I could ask in. Depending on if God felt I was ready he would allow me to experience it.

Just like the coach on the field, if he felt the player wasn’t ready to play due to injuries or something he wasn’t going to allow him to play. The same is true for our relationship with God – he’s not going to give us something that will destroy us.

Furthermore, depending on what we are experiencing in life there are moments we make God proud and other moments he has to correct us because he’s such a loving father.

While I love saying God, put me in the game, I can also wait for his divine yes – knowing that it’s for my protection.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew‬ ‭7:7‬ ‭NASB2020‬‬