My 1st and 2nd quarter I was bitter, confused, lost and hurt. I didn’t know who I was and where God was taking me. I didn’t understand why he chose me to live such a tough life. I was in the game but to be honest I wanted to be on someone else’s team. I wanted to play in another league. I didn’t like my teammates or even my coach (God) at times. The beauty is God kept calling my number and kept running plays for me. Although I was tired he kept me in the game.
I would say I'm in the 3rd quarter of life now. I got to take a break from things at the half and I'm reenergized. I find new meaning each day and God has been using me in different ways. He’s still calling plays but this time I'm listening. I love the team I’m on and even with the turnovers of life I'm grateful for what is ahead of me. I know he’s drafting some good people around me to add to the value of my calling and he has some rookies behind me that I'm called to pull up and help. The 3rd quarter is here and I love every second of it.
My last quarter has yet to be written. The 4th quarter is the last go round. It’s the moment where God will show me what I'm made of by his grace and power. It’s the moment to make the other team (Satan) upset and end their season for good. The game has been tight but now it’s time to break free. I love the fact that God has kept me in the game this far and I cannot wait to see what is next.
Although there’s only four quarters in this game of life there are endless quarters with God and eternity. We do go through seasons and stages, but God really takes us into overtime and back to the Super Bowl year after year. We never retire with him because he never retires his love, grace, and mercy. I encourage you to appreciate each step of the way and love the game you’re in. There are four quarters for a reason. God could have stopped you in the 1st but he loves you so much and he’s just that good. Stay in the game friend; it’s worth it.
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