Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12
I have never been one for sports. However, this evening, my friend excitedly shared that Tennessee had won, but more than that, she explained how the player responsible for securing the win was not the likely candidate to have done so.
I will not pretend to know the details or try to deliver commentary of the game, but the story of the benched player turned hero piqued my interest. Benched for not playing very well a couple of weeks ago, the starting quarterback was replaced with a freshman. Unfortunately, the freshman sustained a concussion and was unable to finish. This meant the benched quarterback was getting another chance, and he used it to bring home the win.
This quarterback could have just given up, gotten an attitude, or allowed bitterness to well up within his heart. Instead, he got off the bench, and he went to the field, and he played the best game he had in him.
We all make mistakes, miss the mark sometimes, and at one time or another, find ourselves benched. How we come off that bench is the real measure of who we are.
You will face trials in your life, and you will not always win the first time, or maybe not the second either. However, the key is to never give up, no matter what you may face. Do not allow past mistakes or sins to keep you sidelined. When you are called off the bench and to the field, play the best game you have in you!
Typist for Jesus