Get Off the Bench

“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” -Philippians 1:6-

Often times I had to comfort my son through not getting enough playing time in his sporting events. After all my other advice failed to make him feel better I would tell him you could always just run on the field or run on the court, this would get a laugh out of him. I would ask him who’s going to stop him? He said the coach would take him out, but he was already out so what did he have to lose? Nothing! But he had a lot to gain.

Opportunities work like this; so often we miss opportunities because we are afraid to come off the bench, in your life you do not need permission to come off the bench and join the game. You have total control of how much playing time you get. Don’t let fear of failing, fear of ridicule, doubt, and uncertainty be the reason why you missed this whole game called life. Whatever it is you have been hoping for, been inquisitive about, been wanting to try; go for it. You have nothing to lose, matter of fact you are already at a loss because you are just sitting on the bench, waiting for permission. If you want to go back to school, go! If you want a new job, apply for it! If you want to sail around the world, pack up! If you want to write a book, do it! Whatever it is that you want to do, DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!

You can give me every reason in the world as to why you can’t fulfill the vision God gave to you, but the only thing really stopping you, is you! Today I challenge you to look beyond you fears and your doubts and GET OFF THE BENCH!

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