This is an excerpt from the ebook, The Call Of Men.
Game on. (from a blog post I wrote on March 24, 2011)
This morning, while I was walking and praying, I was reminded of the movie
Miracle, the story of the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team. If you’ve seen the
movie, you’ll remember the scene when the Assistant Coach is talking with Head Coach Herb Brooks about the lineup for the team, specifically the goalies. After Brooks clarifies that Jim Craig will be the main goalie, the Assistant Coach says, “People I talk to say Craig’s game has been off since his mom died.” Brooks replies, “They ever see him when his game is on?”
While I was walking and praying I got a picture of a group of angels in heaven talking amongst themselves with God nearby. They were looking down at me and one of them says to God, “Why do we have Scott on the team? His game‘s been off for years.”
God replied, “Have you ever seen him when his game is on?”
Just to clarify, to the best of my understanding, this was not a true “vision” from God in the miraculous sense, just a scene in my mind while I was praying and walking around the lake at the park near my house. It‘s definitely how I feel
though. I feel like there’s a champion in me somewhere that has been dormant
for years. I’m aching to come alive again, perhaps fully for the first time. I
wonder how many of us here need to hear God say the same thing.
ANGEL: Why is he on the team, God? His game‘s been off for years.
GOD: Have you ever seen him when his game is on?
The game is on. There are no do-overs in life. You’re either in this to win or you’re just taking up space.
Run in such a way as to win the prize. – 1 Corinthians 9:24b