“Horsepower is never the answer; no one gets by on muscle alone.” Psalm 33.17
Strength, brute muscle, and a bigger hammer are a typical man’s response to problems. The underlying presumption is that one only needs a bigger horse to solve any problem or difficulty.
Using the same presumption, men often decide that a woman cannot and should not play football. In America, they talk about the brutal contact nature of the sport. In England, the link is with speed, agility, and stamina. Conclusion: women are not up to a man's task.
During a birthday celebration conversations centered on an upcoming England football game. Has the coach made the right player choice? Will they be strong enough? Would they be able to score goals? Answers were fleeting and with the answers hiding until tonight. The one thing all agreed on is that the ex-player coach is smart, well respected by the players, and energetic.
I wonder how I live life? Do I presume that I can be and get the best out of life through discipline and power? Do I believe using my head will help me be “smart” in the tough decision points? Am I following a coach I respect? Do I know the game plan?
In life, I know I have the winning coach, God’s son! God’s son is smart, energetic, and knows how to win! God’s son earned the respect when he played the game. God’s son is so powerful he already knows that each player can win, and win big! We all have a chance. We are, through our coach, strong enough for every situation. We will score and win!
In life, I know I am weak. I presume what the coach will say. I presume how the coach wants me to play. I even presume to know the game plan the coach has for the team and each player.
For God’s Son, I will stop and listen. For God’s son, I will wait until he gives me the plan. In God’s Son, I have faith. Come; play on the same team!