So many of our youth today are on the cusp of greatness and failure. It’s almost as if they are one circumstance away from having the abundant life that God wants us to have. Whether it’s an unexpected pregnancy, the death of a parent, or maybe just getting caught up with the wrong crowd, greatness eludes them. That’s why I believe that in today’s world, we all need a plan to help us navigate through the good times as well as the bad times—a plan that would be a “bridge” over troubled waters when they appear.
When I played football, whether it be high school, college, or professional, we would have a game plan. Having a game plan would give our team the best chance to win the game. With this game plan, we would learn the strengths as well as the weaknesses of the enemy (excuse me), the team that we were facing. When you have a plan, you will be able to handle whatever situation that you find yourself in.
Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called for his purpose.” It goes on to say, “We are more than conquerors through Him who loves us” (Rom. 8:37). But if we don’t know this, we can easily be defeated by the enemy. John 10:10 says that the thief comes only to kill steal and destroy, but Jesus said, “I came that you might have an abundant life.” It is my believe that having a champion game plan for life will take you to another level of excellence in your life, because we have to remember that sometimes storms are not always in the forecast. There will be tests and trials that we will go through. However, having daily reminders to help you deal with certain issues in life can be extremely helpful. For example, the Bible tells us in James 1:2–4, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. I never really understood that scripture until God revealed to me a plan for my life.