Being ready to handle what we know lies ahead is fundamental to sport activities. The “on deck” status of a baseball player means that it will be their turn next to be “at bat”. Looking back is not part of the routine but an “on-your-mark” type of preparation that sets the player's mind and body into productive motion is not only necessary but it is crucial.
“It’s not the will to win that matters – everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” Coach Bear Bryant
Sportmoms allow “on deck” time for their athlete to be physically and mentally ready for the practice or game ahead. We know that creating an “on-your-mark” environment before running frantically out the door toward the challenge ahead is key to a productive outcome.
Personally, I need “on deck” time. Whether it is for a daily routine or for an upcoming event or project, physically and mentally preparing for the day or challenge ahead always improves the experience. Each morning as I awaken, I review what the “to do” list looks like for the day. Then I lay it before the Lord letting Him know that I am ready to fit into His plan. It is this spiritual “on deck” routine that enables me to press on especially through the unknowns that come along during the day.
The “on deck” call of God on our lives for each day is the true beginning point of our day. We imagine what it may look like, what we hope to accomplish, and what the prize might be. It has been said...
THE PENTHOUSE SUITE OF OUR IMAGINATION
IS THE BASEMENT OF GOD’S PERFORMANCE.
Then we offer these plans to God for Him to complete. What a comfort to know that He takes them always upward on the staircase of His will.
“Now unto Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think (imagine)…” Ephesians 3:20
As we launch into this new school year, let's renew our “on deck” time with the Lord and then watch His heavenly prizes fill our lives.
Blessings…as you experience your “ON DECK” prep time.
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