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Steal the Ball

"Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle- my lovingkindness and my fortress, my high tower and my deliverer, my shield and the One in whom I take refuge, who subdues my people under me." Psalm 144:1-2

When I was in school my favorite sport was basketball. I was telling someone recently that as an adult I look back and realize the sport was more physically aggressive than I ever realized at the time. I don't really think of myself as aggressive, but I absolutely loved stealing the ball from the other team! I'm definitely not as capable today as I was then, but I can still feel that excitement in my stomach when I think of snatching that ball.

This week I had a sliver of doubt as I thought about the promises of God I am waiting for. I immediately caught myself and it made me think that it was just like that moment in the game when you look at the clock and the other team has the ball. You're tired, but you know there's hope. I had this hope and fierceness rise up in my soul, and I realized I had to steal the ball! I had to play DEFENSE! I started declaring God's promises and repenting for doubting that He will do what He says He will do. He will complete what He has started, and He will absolutely work ALL things together for my good BECAUSE I LOVE HIM!

The enemy is defeated. The battle is won. The LORD is our scorekeeper, and He just keeps adding points to our score as we seek Him. Sometimes we may need a fellow teammate to encourage us or a coach to give us an intense pep talk to remind us that we are on the winning team!

So today if by chance it LOOKS like the enemy is winning, get aggressive. Get fierce faith. Get fired up by the Holy Spirit. I remember I wouldn't watch the ball handler; I would watch the ball until I had a chance to steal it. Don't look at what the enemy thinks he is doing, look to the promise and know the LORD is giving you a chance to take authority and head to the goal so you can score for His glory!

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