Sometimes watching your favorite sports team play can be frustrating. Even the best teams with the best preparation regimens can have days when things don't seem to go their way. You know that they have prepared, but they just can't seem to execute, which may mean the coach needs to adjust the plan or find a different way to motivate players. In our spiritual lives, we need to learn and prepare, be ready to execute, and always listen to our Heavenly Coach!
God gives us His Word and He is active in our lives. He provides us with the directions what we need in order to prepare. He gives examples of others that have lived in the faith. He gives us His Son to redeem us and the Holy Spirit to be with us each day. We can prepare by studying and through fellowship of others. After preparation, we need act on what we have learned and execute it! In those days when things don't seem to be going our way, we can call on God and allow Him to give us the coaching and motivation we need to adjust and be successful for Him!
Prepare through studying God and His Word, listen to His coaching, and execute your role to build His Kingdom!
Thank You for the coaching and active role that You have in my life. Help me to hear You and to respond in ways that allow me to execute Your plan to further Your Kingdom. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.