Athletes can experience self-inflicted interference causing a real "slump" in play. Focusing on a weakness that they just can't seem to overcome can have devastating implications.
“Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden
As sportmoms we can find ourselves locked into what we cannot do. This distracting interference squelches the “can do’s” of life. With Christmas around the corner I find it easy to walk through a store noticing all of the things that I would like to purchase for this person or that. This interference interrupts the purchasing of my planned list and causes the interception of costing more than I should or need to spend. As you can see, taking Coach John Wooden’s quote to heart would be a good thing!
The story of a man named Job in the Old Testament is a perfect example of a life plagued with the interference of the “can not’s”. The interruptions and interferences of life had caused Job to become very focused on the problems at hand and resorting to a “woe is me” pity party. God addressed him with these encouraging words…
"Keep listening, Job. Don't interrupt - I'm not finished yet.” Job 33:31 The Message
Obviously Job was interfering with God’s plan. The Lord gave him this strong directive, “Stay on task, listen to me, stop focusing on what you cannot do and do what you can.”
DO WHAT YOU CAN WHILE TRUSTING GOD’S PLAN
“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11NIV
We can deflect the interference of what is not ours to do by remaining focused on the plan God has for us. By trusting Him with the things we cannot do, we deflect a possible unwanted interception ... protection is His specialty.
Blessings…as you allow Christ run interference for you.
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