Yesterday the Steelers played the Beangles (I don’t know if its spelled right and I don’t care because I’m black and yellow all day), and they were winning by 5 points with under two minutes to play. The Steelers did not have the ball. What happened; we got the ball back due to a fumble on their end, and we had a few chances to make it down the field to score. The only problem was; we were on the opposite side pretty far away from our goal. Many of you are like the Steelers, you are far away from your goal and you may see the finish line but you’re not sure if you can make it. Some of you are not even preparing yourself because it seems so far away.
Well they ended up making it to at least the 40 yard line with seconds to go and do you know what happened? Because of the Beangles attitude, hard playing, and rough demeanor, they were charged with two penalties and 30 yards were given to the Steelers. They were elevated from the 40-yard line their own 35 yard line roughly and guess what, Boswell kicked a field goal and the Steelers won the game. That’s not the point I want you to understand though. What did the Steelers do with the extra 30 yards they were given? Did they play around and do a few plays that made no sense? NO. Did they think wow I don’t know if I have a chance even with this help? NO. Did they still look at the situation as an impossible one? NO. They used what God gave them and took themselves another step closer to the SuperBowl.
May I suggest that God has you on the winning team. God has you in position to make it very far. God is getting ready to advance you but you must be ready. Don’t ask God for a car but don’t take the time to budget your money to keep it. Don’t ask God for a personal trainer and neglect to learn how to eat right. Don’t ask God to advance you and neglect researching your responsibilities you are going to have to put forth. I’m literally writing this blog in another city I will be in for four months with my entire ceiling is leaking. I would usually cry or act like a fool because this thing could break at any moment. What am I deciding to do though? Chill out. You know why? Because before I moved down here I had a list of 4 places I could live that was within my budget. If I have to up and leave due to this ceiling issue, I can. God gave me the gift of organization and using my resources well. That’s my extra 30 yards. Will I sit here and waste life crying? NO. I’ll move if I have to, continue on with my stay here in Dallas, and let God give me peace.
Get ready because your extra 30 are coming sooner than you think. I love you and you are in my prayers. Send any request, comments, concerns, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pray for me and my ceiling haa and get a copy of my book God Set Me Up. It will bless you.