Friday, May 11, 2018

W i s d o m
Psalm 90:12

At this point in your sport career, in how many games have you competed?  Could you count them?  Looking into the future, how many more do you think you have left?  That’s a sobering question.

          Moses, one of the greatest leaders in history, raised a similarly sobering thought in Psalm 90 and verse 12.  There it says, “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

Moses could certainly count the days that he had lived in the past, but he also had a grasp of how few he might have left to live.  That became the basis for wise living.

Wisdom would have us grasp the significance of each contest.  Wisdom would lead us to value every moment we get to spend with our teammates and coaching staff.  If our hearts are full of wisdom, we will be aware of the brevity of our careers in sport and will drain every drop of good from them.

As you prepare for competition, take some time to pray and to thank God for all the days of your past.  Ask Him to fill your heart with wisdom as you seek to grasp the significance of each moment, every practice and today’s contest.

Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 12:35-44
II Corinthians 10
Psalms 105
I Samuel 24-25