Some U.S. football wisdom

Sometimes in life you simply have to play the ball from where it lies on the field, right now, today. There isn’t anything you can do about what happened in the first half of play. There isn’t anything you can do, right now, about a fumble or a turnover seven snaps ago. If you are 2nd down and 3, a good or a bad play, on 1st down can be altered, erased, or done differently.

Let’s consider something that Paul the Apostle said to the Philippians…

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:13-14

There isn’t anything you can do about yesterday and you can’t control what might or might not happen tomorrow. You can only worry about today. You can only play the ball from where it lies, right now, today. That should be your focus. That should be your primary concern.

Where is the ball placed today? What is your biggest challenge today. Who can you help, or pray for, or be a blessing on…today? Jesus said it another way, “Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof.”

Amen.