Yes, it is the season.
And I got to thinking about how football relates to the game of life.
It is essential that I live my life being intentional and strategic— it's not the easiest way, it takes courage, planning, and knowing what I want to accomplish in the end.
I need to know who I am and where I'm going, or I will take the path of least persistence.
It is easy for me to be lazy and make excuses to simply act, react, or play to the moves and timing of others.
When I see others with a great idea, path, or design that improves life, I want to encourage or champion them.
When I find myself playing defense, I'm more negative, less engaged, and less impactful to the future.
I can just duck and weave based on what others do or say or I can lead down my own path toward my own objective.
Watch out. When I call an audible, take the lead and become intentional and strategic about my life, defenses arise.
Tacklers move in to control my forward motion. Defenders move in to close the gap, disempower, and reduce my capability and keep me contained.
Moving down life’s yard lines takes change and maneuverability. I must alter my strategy based on what defensives I encounter.
Playing offense does not mean I am offensive.
Playing offense simply means I want to improve my life by serving, and initiating creativity, and action. I want to strategize ‘my’ route rather than the route someone chooses for me.
I need to stay on offense and make ‘my’ positive difference in the lives of others and the world around me.
God made me a servant leader.
This is my offensive strength; I serve and want to grow the team so that everyone can play their position and speak for themselves. We are all winners and I want to be an encourager.
Take it from the big playbook, Jesus sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he will be the last and the servant of all.” Mark 9:35 ESV
Lord, make me your servant.
When I operate the way God has designed me, I win.
I call it playing offense, not defense.
Keep looking for the blind spots and building a better you.
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