God's Game Plan
"After Moses came back, He summoned the elders of the people, and put before them all these words that the LORD had commanded him. Then all the people responded together, 'We will do all that the LORD has spoken.' So Moses brought the people's words back to the LORD."
Coaches work hard to get the job done for their programs, but the head coach spends even more time in preparation for his or her meetings with staff in order to plan for the year ahead. And it's not just the season preparations that need to be done, but also pre-season, post-season and summer workouts to consider. The head coach must think of everyone in the program and blend every person together for the success of the next year.
Moses had quite a team. After patiently dealing with Pharaoh, the Israelites finally were given the freedom to go with their head coach and leader, Moses. Now, Moses took his job very seriously. He listened to and followed God in order to lead his team through their journey. Though his team grumbled many times, Moses convinced them to stick with the plan. Moses would go and speak with God and then come back and meet with his "assistant coaches" (elders or tribal leaders) and present to them God's game plan for the day or week. The Israelites responded to God's plan through Moses that they would do all the Lord had spoken. However, even though the Ten Commandments (and more) were given, Moses' team did not always follow the plan. They relied on their own selfish desires and disobeyed. Yes, Moses had quite a team.
Moses did the right thing. He received God's "game plan," presented it to his assistants, and then set the plan in motion with his team. However, there were defeats, disappointments and the destruction of many team members along the way. But Moses and his staff stayed with the plan and eventually made it to the Promised Land. As coaches, we need to stick with the plan even in tough times. If we endure, we may reach our ultimate goal one day. As believers, it is important that we follow God's game plan for our lives. Just because our Coach, Jesus Christ, is not among us in person today, His Spirit can lead and guide us, helping us to stick with the plan. He also equips us to assist Him in carrying out His game plan for others. This is the only flawless game plan you will ever need.
1. Is your "game plan" prepared, planned and presented to your staff before your team?
2. Do you know God's game plan for your life?
3. Today, how can you start to implement God's plan for your life?
Lord, please show me where I need to adjust my game plan to fit Yours. I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.